OPENNESS AND CLARITY: COLOR FIELD WORKS FROM THE 1960s AND 1970s – HONOR FRASER GALLERY

Selection of works from the Openness and Clarity: Color Field Works from the 1960s and 1970s exhibition at the Honor Fraser gallery which examines “the pivotal role that Color Field painters and their direct predecessors played in the evolution of abstract art, while also proving the work’s persisting ability to captivate the contemporary eye”.

“The title of the exhibition references Clement Greenberg’s catalog essay for his seminal 1964 exhibition, Post Painterly Abstraction, which championed a new group of artists that rejected painterliness in favor of an “openness and clarity”  in color and contour.”

The exhibition includes works by Helen Frankenthaler which I blogged about previously here.

Kaf_Morris Louis

Kaf, 1959-1960, acrylic on resin, Morris Louis

Open No. 20 In Orange with Charcoal Line_Robert Motherwell

Open No. 20: In Orange with Charcoal Line, 1968, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, Robert Motherwell

Warm Weekend_Kenneth Noland

Warm Weekend, 1967, acrylic on canvas, Kenneth Noland

Angle of the Night_Kenneth Noland

Angle of the Night, 1978, acrylic on shaped canvas, Kenneth Noland

Bach's Sacred Theatre_Helen Frankenthaler

Bach’s Sacred Theatre, 1973, acrylic on canvas, Helen Frankenthaler

Homage to the Square-Warm-Near_Josef Albers

Homage to the Square: Warm-Near, 1966, oil on masonite, Josef Albers

 

Honor Fraser gallery. 2014. Openness and Clarity: Color Field Works from the 1960s and 1970s, Curated by Hayden Dunbar. [Press Release]. [Accessed 11 August 2014].

MIKE KELLEY – THE GEFFEN CONTEMPORARY AT MOCA

Selected works from the Mike Kelley retrospective at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA which just finished end of July.

For more information on Mike Kelley and the exhibition click here.

Stuffed Animal works_Mike Kelley_Brian Forrest for MOCA

Stuffed animal works, 1987-1991, Mike Kelley
Photo by Brian Forrest courtesy of MOCA (source)

Arena #10 Dogs_Mike Kelley_Rachel Murray for Getty Images North America

Arena #10 (Dogs), 1990, stuffed animals on afghan, Mike Kelley
Photo by Rachel Murray courtesy of Getty Images North America (source)

Arena #7 Bears & Arena #8 Leopard_Mike Kelley

Arena #7 (Bears), 1990, stuffed animals on blanket, Mike Kelley
Arena #8 (Leopard), 1990, stuffed animal on afghan, Mike Kelley
(source)

Ahh...Youth!_Mike Kelley

Ahh…Youth!, 1991, set of 8 cibachrome photographs, Mike Kelley
(source)

Estral Star #3_Mike Kelley

Estral Star #3, 1989, found stuffed cloth animals, Mike Kelley
(source)

Riddle of the Sphinx_Mike Kelley_Rachel Murray for Getty Images North America

Riddle of the Sphinx, 1991, yarn and found objects, Mike Kelley
Photo by Rachel Murray courtesy of Getty Images North America (source)

Switching Marys_Mike Kelley_Rachel Murray for Getty Images North America

Switching Marys, 2004-2005, mixed media with video projections, Mike Kelley
Photo by Rachel Murray courtesy of Getty Images North America (source)

LA

LES RENCONTRES D’ARLES 2014

Pics from this year’s edition…

You can see previous editions here: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010.

Lucien Clergue_2

Lucien Clergue

Lucien Clergue_1

Lucien Clergue 

Dale Kaplan collection

Dale Kaplan collection

Petite Robe de Fete_Delphine Schacher_1

Petite robe de fête, Delphine Schacher

Petite Robe de Fete_Delphine Schacher_2

Petite robe de fête, Delphine Schacher

Maskia_Gabriele Basilico

Maskia, Scandiano, 1991, Gabriele Basilico

Chema Madoz_1

Chema Madoz

Chema Madoz_2

Chema Madoz

anciens ateliers SNCF_Arles

anciens ateliers SNCF, Arles

Bons Baisers des Colonies_Safia Belmenouar_1

Bons baisers des colonies, collection Safia Belmenouar et Marc Combier

BETTY FEATURE

I’m excited to have my work featured  in this summer’s issue of Betty magazine which just hit the stands! Check it out!

To find stockists click here.

Betty mag_summer issue_cover

Betty mag_summer issue_Audrey Roger feature_pics

Betty mag summer 2014_Audrey Roger feature_text

Portrait by Andy Donohoe.

HELEN FRANKENTHALER

Last week I did another day trip, this time to Margate, to see the Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner exhibition at the Turner Contemporary. The exhibition displays a selection of works by the two artists and lets you see the associations between the two, regardless of the temporal, cultural and geographical divides.

It’s a stunning exhibition, an ode to colour, movement, light, and mood, which made me discover the work of Abstract Expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler. The show also includes a film which gives an insight into her unique process.

The exhibition runs until the 11th of May.

Helen Frankenthaler at work_1969Ernst Haas_2

Helen Frankenthaler at work, 1969, Ernst Haas

Helen Frankenthaler at work_Ernst Haas_4

Helen Frankenthaler at work, 1969, Ernst Haas

Helen Frankenthaler at work_1969_Ernst Haas_1

Helen Frankenthaler at work, 1969, Ernst Haas

Helen Frankenthaler at work_1969_Ernst Haas_3

Helen Frankenthaler at work, 1969, Ernst Haas

Indian Summer_Helen Frankenthaler

Indian Summer, 1967, Helen Frankenthaler

Nightmare_Helen Frankenthaler

Nightmare, Helen Frankenthaler

Good Luck Orange_1969_Helen Frankenthaler

Good Luck Orange, 1969, Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler with Alexander Liberman in her studio_1967_Dan Budnick

Helen Frankenthaler with Alexander Liberman in her New York City studio, 1967, Dan Budnick

Around the Clock with Red_Helen Frankenthaler

Around the Clock with Red, 1983, Helen Frankenthaler

WAKEFIELD TRIP

I just did a trip to Wakefield to see the Hepworth Wakefield Gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I highly recommend both! They’re part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, which also includes the Henry Moore Institute and the Leeds Art Gallery.

Large Four Piece Reclining Figure_Henry Moore

Large Four Piece Reclining Figure, 1972-73, Bronze, Henry Moore
Hepworth Wakefield Gallery

Reclining Figure_Henry Moore

Reclining Figure, 1936, Elmwood, Henry Moore
Hepworth Wakefield Gallery

Reclining Figure_detail_Henry Moore

Reclining Figure, detail, 1936, Elmwood, Henry Moore
Hepworth Wakefield Gallery

Two Forms_Barbara Hepworth

Two Forms, 1938, Honduras wood, Barbara Hepworth
Hepworth Wakefield Gallery

Barbara Hepworth's Hands

Barbara Hepworth’s Hand, c. 1943-4, Plaster, Barbara Hepworth
Barbara Hepworth’s Hand, c. 1967, Bronze, Barbara Hepworth
Hepworth Wakefield Gallery

Hepworth with Reclining Curved Form

Hepworth with Curved Reclining Form (Rosewall), Nebrasina stone, in progress at Trewyn Studio, 1961
Hepworth Wakefield Gallery

Curved Reclining Form in situ

Curved Reclining Form (Rosewall) in situ at Chetwynd House, Chesterfield
Hepworth Wakefield Gallery

Hieroglyph_Barbara Hepworth

Hieroglyph, c. 1953,Stone, Barbara Hepworth
Hepworth Wakefield Gallery

Piece of Alabaster (unfinished)_Barbara Hepworth

Piece of alabaster (unfinished), 1950s, Barbara Hepworth
Hepworth Wakefield Gallery

Piece of Alabaster (unfinished)_2_Barbara Hepworth

Piece of alabaster (unfinished), 1950s, Barbara Hepworth
Hepworth Wakefield Gallery

Hepworth and her Assistants with the Second Stage of the Meridian Prototype

Hepworth and her assistants Brian Wall, Keith Leonard and Dicon Nance with the second stage of the Meridian prototype, Fore Street Studio, January 1959, Barbara Hepworth
Hepworth Wakefield Gallery

Prototypes_Barbara Hepworth

Prototypes, Barbara Hepworth
Hepworth Wakefield Gallery

London Planes Leaves_Andy Goldsworthy_

London Plane Leaves, Autumn 1988, Andy Goldsworthy
Leeds Art Gallery

The Family of Man_1_Barbara Hepworth

The Family of Man, 1970, Bronze, Barbara Hepworth
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Family of Man_2_Barbara Hepworth

The Family of Man, 1970, Bronze, Barbara Hepworth
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Family of Man_3_Barbara Hepworth

The Family of Man, 1970, Bronze, Barbara Hepworth
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Family of Man_4_Barbara Hepworth

The Family of Man, 1970, Bronze, Barbara Hepworth
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Family of Man_5_Barbara Hepworth

The Family of Man, 1970, Bronze, Barbara Hepworth
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Family of Man_6_Barbara Hepworth

The Family of Man, 1970, Bronze, Barbara Hepworth
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Squares with Two Circles_Barbara Hepworth

Squares with Two Circles, 1963, Bronze, Barbara Hepworth
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Untitled_2002_Hans Josephsohn

Untitled, 2002, Brass, Hans Josephsohn
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Large Totem Head_Henry Moore

Large Totem Head, 1968, Bronze, Henry Moore
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Deer Shelter Skyspace_James Turrell

Deer Shelter Skyspace, 2006, James Turrell
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Deer Shelter Skyspace_2_James Turrell

Deer Shelter Skyspace, 2006, James Turrell
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Large Two Forms_2_Henry Moore

Large Two Forms, 1966-69, Bronze, Henry Moore
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Ten Seated Figures_Magdalena Abakanowicz

Ten Seated Figures, 2010, Cast iron, Magdalena Abakanowicz
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

TATE MODERN – POETRY AND DREAM

Recent visit to the Poetry and Dream display at the Tate Modern.

Ice_Graciela Iturbide

Ice, Mexico City 2005, Graciela Iturbide

Genoveva's Legs_Graciela Iturbide

Genoveva’s legs, Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico 2005, Graciela Iturbide

Profile_F.E. McWilliam

Profile 1940, F.E. McWilliam

The Lovers_Man Ray

The Lovers 1933, Man Ray

Variation for Four Hands and One Foot_Louise Bourgeois

Variation for Four Hands and One Foot 1994, Louise Bourgeois

Untitled No. 16_Louise Nevelson

Untitled No. 16 1983, Louise Nevelson

 

JEANNE DETALLANTE

I discovered New York based Jeanne Detallante‘s work through her collaboration with Prada for their spring/summer 2014 collection. Jeanne created illustrations for the murals of the show in Milan and some of those Beauty Masks illustrations also graced some of the garments and accessories from the show.

Here is also one of her animations which I really like:

Jeanne Detallante for Prada_1

Jeanne Detallante for Prada_2

Jeanne Detallante for Prada_4

Jeanne Detallante for Prada_bag_photo by Lea Colombo

MIRA SCHENDEL

Works from the retrospective of Brazilian artist Mira Schendel on at the Tate Modern at the moment. A must see!

Mira Schendel and Little Nothing_London 1966_Clay Perry

Mira Schendel and Little Nothing_2__London 1966_Clay Perry

Mira Schendel and Little Nothing, London 1966, Clay Perry

Untitled_Little Stubs series_2_Mira Schendel_1973

Untitled, from the series Little Stubs, 1973

Untitled_Little Stubs series_Mira Schendel_1973

Untitled, from the series Little Stubs, 1973

Untitled_Notebooks series_1971_Mira Schendel_2

Untitled, from the series Notebooks, 1971

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