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Ellsworth Kelly – Reliefs 2009-2010 & Black & White Drawings – His Own Richest Source of Inspiration

Posted by the editors on Friday, 8 April 2011

 

Black Curve Relief, 2010, by Ellsworth Kelly at the Matthew Marks Gallery

image: Ellsworth Kelly/Matthew Marks Gallery 

Holland Cotter has written a short, clear article in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, entitled “Ellsworth Kelly” reviewing the exhibitions “Ellsworth Kelly – Reliefs 2009-2010” at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street and 523 West 24th St., NYC and “Ellsworth Kelly – Black and White Drawings”, at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 526 West 22nd St., NYC (through 16 April 2011).  Cotter’s observations, precise, direct, are always welcome:  “Mr. Kelly give us nothing startlingly different from what he’s given us before, though the show itself does. By placing past and present more or less side by side, we get a chance to see where the artist, now 87, came from and is still coming from, and where he’s going.”

The Matthew Marks Gallery offers a compelling view of the exhibition on its site: Matthew Marks Gallery, including a video of the installation.

Visit the artist’s website here.  And a page of Google images, here.

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Romare Bearden – Collage, Visions of Life, Built from Bits & Pieces

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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Kurt Schwitters – One of Modernism’s Signal Outsiders

Posted by the editors on Friday, 1 April 2011

Mz 601, a 1923 collage from the exhibition “Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage” at the Princeton University Art Museum (image: Kurt and Ernst Schwitters Foundation, Hannover, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/The New York Times)

Holland Cotter has written a very good, very interesting article entitled “Versatile Collagist, Dangerous Times” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the fascinating, difficult life, and precise, urgent work of the collagist Kurt Schwitters, and reviewing the current exhibition entitled “Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage” at the Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton, N.J., through 26 June 2011, (609)258-3788, artmuseum.princeton.edu. The exhibition then travels to the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum).  Schwitters’ graphic sensibility, heartfelt meticulousness and personal diversity are nothing if not inspiring.

Excellent slideshow, here.

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Pablo Picasso – Guitar Hero

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 13 February 2011

“Still Life with Guitar”, Pablo Picasso, at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York

image: Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times

Holland Cotter has written a very interesting article entitled “When Picasso Changed His Tune” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the exhibition “Picasso: Guitars 1912-1914” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (February 13 through June 6; (212) 708-9400; moma.org) and the origins of the Cubist movement.  The exhibition brings together work never seen since leaving Picasso’s studio, rare, privately owned work and work owned by various international art museums to create a truly moving and masterful exhibition.  Cotter is, and we all should be, on cloud nine.

More than simply “a must see”.

Excellent slide show, here.

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