Jonathan Stephenson at Two Coats notes that Claude’s latest work, in a quietly radiant show at Ceysson & Bénétière on the Upper East Side, which is full of colorful patterns resembling camouflage on fragments of military tarpaulins, suggests that while society might try to hide war in plain sight, it cycles through civic life and demands attention on a generational basis.
Dead Lecturer / distant relative: Notes from the Woodshed, 1950-1980 focuses on works by Asian American and African American artists whose approaches to abstraction provided alternatives to prevailing vocabularies for representation and resistance during the social movements of the 1960s and 70s, and for whom the parameters of visibility continue to remain a problem for thought today. Beverly is one of the selected creatives (also including Howardena and Al). Her work mined a strong motif for decades and slowly became more abstracted although never was true “abstraction.” Readers of who like below should also explore Jennifer and Nicky.
is one of many artists featured (posthumously) in Another World: The Transcendental Painting Group, on view in Sacramento. This traveling exhibition explores an oft-overlooked group of 20th-century artists who pursued spiritual illumination in the American Southwest.
Aicon recently presented Natvar Bhavsar Part III, a solo exhibition of early works by the eponymous seasoned New York artist. The show marks the third chapter in the ongoing story of Bhavsar being told at the gallery. It picks up two years after the previous exhibition, Sublime Light, and includes fourteen paintings created between 1987 and 2005.
is one of many British post-war artists Jane Allison included and Hyperallergic reviewed in Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain 1945–1965 at the Barbican. The timeliness of pointing out that absolute atrocity that is humanity’s preoccupation with war and noting the ability to convey the resulting emotions through non-figurative modalities is a good use of words and curatorial energy/attention.
More (like many mid-Century Modernists he did not exclusively practice abstraction).