Posted by the editors on Friday, 30 December 2011
The thoughtful and astute art critic Roberta Smith, has written a short article entitled “Two Artists Who Embraced Freedom” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the similarities and differences between the works of the artists Helen Frankenthaler and John Chamberlain, who both, sadly, passed away very recently. Smith’s sensitive and sharp mind and feeling for their work offers a discrete eulogy for two great American artists, their work’s importance in the transition from Abstract Expressionism, and the continued repercussions of their techniques and sensibilities even today.
Grace Glueck has also written a very fine article entitled “Helen Frankenthaler, Abstract Painter Who Shaped a Movement, Dies at 83” this time, in the Arts section of The New York Times, looking at, in more detail, the beautiful and pioneering work of Frankenthaler.
An excellent slideshow accompanies the article, here.
See our previous post on Helen Frankenthaler, Helen Frankenthaler – 30 Years of More Than Colorfield at Knoedler & Co.
top image: Mountains and Sea, by Helen Frankenthaler: Helen Frankenthaler/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York/The New York Times
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Posted by the editors on Monday, 19 September 2011
Carsten Höller’s “Mirror Carousel”
The wonderful art critic Roberta Smith has written a helpful, informative and interesting article entitled “For Spectacle’s Sake, Museums Get Specific” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times in which she offers up her anticipated museum and gallery show Top Picks for the Autumn/Winter 2011 season in New York. A wonderful list it is, as well, including, of course, de Kooning at MoMA, but also Maurizio Cattalan at the Guggenheim, Carsten Höller at the New Museum, Sherrie Levine at the Whitney, Diego Rivera at MoMA and, among others, at the Studio Museum in Harlem, “The Bearden Project”, celebrating the centennial of the birth of the great American Cubo-collagist Romare Bearden. Check the dates and get your calendars in order, there’s some wonderful and inspiring art to see.
See our previous posts on de Kooning at MoMA, here and here, and our previous post on Romare Bearden, here.
image: Attilio Maranzano / The New York Times
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Posted by the editors on Thursday, 28 April 2011
“Composition With 8 Red Rectangles” (1964), by Blinky Palermo at the Hirshhorn Museum
The wonderful art critic Roberta Smith has written another excellent, fascinating and perceptive article, entitled “Thinking Outside the Canvas” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, looking at the impressive retrospective exhibition of work by the late German painter Blinky Palermo, entitled “Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977” at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC (through 15 May 2011, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue & Seventh Street, SW, Washington; (202) 633-1000, hirshhorn.si.edu). “…intractably consistent and endlessly malleable…”
According to the Hirshhorn in their online notes for the exhibition:
“Blinky Palermo (born Peter Schwartze) continually expanded the definition of painting throughout his career. The exhibition reflects this progression, following a loose chronology based on his four main bodies of work. Early works illustrate his evolution away from traditional materials while he continued to employ Modernism’s bold colors and geometric forms. Starting in 1964, Palermo’s “Stoffbilder” (Cloth Pictures) composed of sewn, horizontal strips of commercially available, solid-colored fabric mounted on stretchers, take cues from advertising and fashion of the time. The artist continued to toy with decoration and its intersection with Modernism through site-specific wall paintings, which he carefully documented with preparatory drawings and installation photographs. A number of these framed documents form the third section of the exhibition. The final phase of Palermo’s career is represented by his “Metallbilder” (Metal Pictures). An outgrowth of the previous Cloth Pictures, this series of acrylic paintings on metal culminates with “To the People of New York City” (1976), a tribute to the city the artist loved and called home from 1973 to 1976 and where he maintained a studio until his sudden death at age 33. Part of Dia’s collection and on long-term view at Dia: Beacon, this multi-panel installation is traveling for the first time.”
image: Jens Ziehe/Artists Rights Society (ARS), N.Y., VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/The New York Times
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Posted by the editors on Saturday, 2 April 2011
Illusionists at 4PM, 1967 collage by Romare Bearden
image: Romare Bearden/Michael Rosenfeld Gallery/The New York Times
Roberta Smith has written an interesting article entitled “Visions of Life, Built From Bits and Pieces” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the life and work, notably the collages, of the African-American artist Romare Bearden and at the current exhibition “Romare Bearden Collage: A Centennial Celebration” on view through 21 May 2011 at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery (24 West 57th Street, Manhattan, (212) 247-0082, michaelrosenfeldart.com). As Smith writes of the show, “It contains only 21 collages, all superb, in an intimate context that facilitates savoring their every formal twist and narrative turn, not to mention the ingenious mixing of mediums that takes them far beyond collage.”
“Art is made from other art”, Bearden said. Here is a link to the press release by the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery.
Paper is the new canvas.
Excellent slideshow, here.
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