I can see why Ron Linden paired Katy’s paintings and Coleen’s sculptures at Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery (as does Two Coats)- if meticulously flippant isn’t a phrase it should be.
(Artsy says “Frieze is still happening”)…
(Looks through catalog, sees Evelyn’s piece below)
(Heads over to #richardgraygallery to see more, also discovers Judith whose estate the gallery also represents)
I was giving a lecture to my color class on artists for whom color is a subject- spent a good amount of time on these two, who I consider the best of the “second generation.”
Hyperallergic caught my eye with Leo’s work. The story of the Park Place Group is another wrinkle in the “primacy” of post-war New York… While some might think of Stella‘s (or Tony‘s) work, I’m more curious about how artists like Zin are taking this idiom forward.
Technically neither is a formalist (both rely on abstraction as an element though) and they also both believe there is #abstractionallaroundus.
Artforum writes about Wayne’s newest– I didn’t recognize the image at first which I love (when a painter can still surprise). I thought of Harold because- in addition to a shared painter-ly-ness- he’s headed the “opposite” way (towards “figuration”, where Wayne is becoming more abstracted) with his newest.
One of the most compelling facets of abstract painting for me are formally similar but conceptually dissimilar works. Martina paints an urban energy where Gunther seeks to emote the experience of being a German.
Kelsey has new work up- a juxtapoz with Fred seemed logical
This week in juxtaposes; David’s new work gets attention, and he likes Paul, so
Two of my faves from undergrad, didn’t realize they had a show together in the late ’90s.
Saw El at Biennale and was over the moon to walk into NCMA and find that our state is now home to a great piece of his- his modality is similar to Elias Simes, another great hailing from Africa which NCMA has included in the permanent collection. Georgina is also an African artist, who’s work is included because, like El, it reminds me of another artist (Al Loving). Juxtaposing is fun.
While both canon icons are deceased, a Two Coats article on a posthumous show at their foundation spurred me to create a Pinterest for Pat, only to find that their algorithms also thought it a sensible pairing with Milton.
To whom is below attributable? Find out!
Hyperallergic paired these two recently, underscoring that there were contributions to the canon outside of the group known as the Ninth Street Women and the Washington school of color. I wasn’t familiar with Grace’s (RIP) work from the early ’70s. The images link to Pinterest “galleries.”
Shared a link to Jasmine’s IG feed with a fellow abstractionist and she hit me back with a link to this page with images of Randy’s work. Which is whose? Click through to find out!