RICHARD POUSETTE-DART AT KETTLE'S YARD, CAMBRIDGE
RICHARD POUSETTE-DART: BEGINNINGS
A YOUNG ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST IN NEW YORK
Richard Pousette-Dart, working in New York in the 1940s, created beautiful, layered paintings as well as experimenting with drawing, photography, and sculpture. He played a key role in the genesis of Abstract Expressionism and the New York School, which transformed America in the post-war years.
“With their bold colors, encrusted surfaces, and luminous orbs, his paintings don’t so much hang on the wall as float in front of it” - Roberta Smith, New York Times, 2007
The exhibition will be on view October 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019.
THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM ACQUIRES DRAWING BY SUSAN YORK
Susan York (American, b. 1951)
1:1 Foundation IV, no. 1 (trans-geometric view) @ The Drawing Center, 2017
Graphite pencil, 32 x 52 inches.
Santa Fe-based artist Susan York is known for her use of graphite, both in spare, minimalist drawings and abstract sculptures consisting of blocks of graphite. The present drawing is related to a long-term installment at the Drawing Center in which York replicated in graphite some of the foundation stones visible on the lower level of the building. The drawing reproduces the shape of one of the stones. Removed from its referent, it may evoke contemporary architecture, a landscape, or a section of stratum extracted from a prehistoric rock formation.
SUSAN YORK IN "EDGE OF VISIBILITY"
International Print Center New York
Edge of Visibility was curated by Susan Tallman in conjunction with the September-October release of the journal Art in Print of which she is the editor-in-chief. As the title of the exhibition suggests, it gathers works of art that are intentionally hard to see. Visitors must truly be engaged to experience the works and therefore become conscious of the act of looking. The lithographs of Susan York in the exhibition require visitors’ eyes to adjust to detect small changes in hue.
"SUSAN YORK: NEW AND RECENT WORK" REVIEWED IN SCULPTURE MAGAZINE
New York: Susan York - Del Deo & Barzune and The Drawing Center
By Jan Riley | September 2018
View the article here.
RICHARD FLEISCHNER NAMED 2018 GUGGENHEIM FELLOW
We wish to congratulate Richard Fleischner on being selected as a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
ROBERT BARBER: INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION OF VISUAL ARTS
American Academy of Arts and Letters
March 8 — April 8, 2018
Paintings, sculptures, video, film, and works on paper by 35 contemporary artists will be exhibited in the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on historic Audubon Terrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets) from Thursday, March 8 through Sunday, April 8, 2018. Exhibiting artists were chosen from over 100 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, writers, and composers. The recipients of the Academy’s 2018 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.
Robert Barber (b. 1922) is represented by Kerry Schuss, New York. Barber's works in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts appear courtesy of Kerry Schuss and Del Deo & Barzune, New York. For more information, visit artsandletters.org
"SUSAN YORK: NEW AND RECENT WORK" REVIEWED IN HYPERALLERGIC
An Artist's Devotion to Exactness
"The sensual surfaces of Susan York’s graphite sculptures bring together sight and touch without favoring either."
By John Yau | 21 January 2018
SUSAN YORK INTERVIEWED IN "IMAGE CULTURE" PODCAST
Episode 001: Susan York
"York's site-sensitive installations of graphite forms, both sculpted and drawn, engage the existing architecture of a chosen site: a room, a wall, or a piece of paper. Her studies in graphite are a reverent homage to subtlety, with irregularities interrupting otherwise austere geometric forms and producing results that are perhaps more felt than seen. In the exhibition catalogue, Susan York: 3 Columns, Lucy Lippard wrote, “This nuanced fusion of the intellect and sensual experience is precisely what York achieves. In doing so, she takes Minimalism past the post, and into a realm of her own."
By William Jess Laird | 16 January 2018
Listen on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/image-culture/id1336342659
SUSAN YORK IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN YAU
The Drawing Center / Lab Corridor
January 23, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
John Yau, Professor of Critical Studies at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, joins Susan York to discuss Susan York: Foundation, the artist's long-term installation presented in the Lab Corridor at The Drawing Center. Using graphite as a sculptural rather than a two-dimensional medium, York created replicas of parts of the museum’s foundation: irregular granite piers that protrude above the museum’s ground floor. Four graphite drawings, each mirroring the appearance of a pier, hang alongside York’s sculptural works, strengthening the ties between drawing and sculpture in her practice.
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SUSAN YORK IN "CONTACT: LOCAL TO GLOBAL" AT NEW MEXICO MUSEUM OF ART
New Mexico Museum of Art
On display Nov 25, 2017 - Apr 29, 2018
Contact: Local to Global highlights the engagement of artists with New Mexico, the Museum of Art with artists and collectors, and New Mexico’s engagement with the national and international arts community. Additionally the exhibition looks beyond those very literal intersections and implicates larger ideas about contact such as our engagement with the land and environment, our communities’ alignment with one another, and more broadly the implications of contact such as the discovery of the New World, and space exploration.
For more information, visit nmartmuseum.org
PAUL MOGENSEN IN "PASTELS FROM THE 16TH TO THE 21ST CENTURY: LIOTARD, DEGAS, KLEE, SCULLY..." AT FONDATION DE L'HERMITAGE
Fondation de l'Hermitage
February 2 — May 21, 2018
In the spring of 2018 the Fondation de l’Hermitage is turning its attention to pastels, a fascinating medium halfway between drawing and painting. Inspired by Danseuses au repos, the famous pastel by Degas donated to the Fondation de l’Hermitage twenty years ago, this exhibition will feature 150 masterpieces from public and private collections in Switzerland. Works covering five centuries, from the early Renaissance masters to contemporary artists, will provide a historical overview of this singular technique.
The exhibition catalogue, co-produced with La Bibliothèque des Arts, will feature colour reproductions of all the works on show, and several essays written by experts on the different periods and on the pastel medium itself.
Curated by Sylvie Wuhrmann, Director of the Fondation de l’Hermitage, and Aurélie Couvreur, Curator of the Fondation de l’Hermitage.
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SUSAN YORK: FOUNDATION
The Drawing Center
On view through October 18, 2018
For the second long-term installation presented in The Drawing Center’s Lab Corridor, Santa Fe-based artist Susan York has created a site-specific installation that references the internal structure of the museum’s 35 Wooster Street building. Using graphite as a sculptural rather than a two-dimensional medium, York has constructed replicas of parts of the museum’s foundation: eroded concrete piers that protrude above the museum’s ground floor. York’s long-term installation initiates an expanded field of activity at The Drawing Center, pointing to new opportunities for exploring drawing as an interactive and socially-minded practice. Additionally, by bringing attention to The Drawing Center’s building, York’s installation generates opportunities for discussion about the importance of museums continuing as public spaces with permanent, physical presence.
Organized by Amber Harper, Assistant Curator.
For more information, visit drawingcenter.org
DEL DEO & BARZUNE FEATURED IN FIRST-EVER GALLERY TOUR OF FLOWER/NOMAD DISTRICTS
Del Deo & Barzune joins ClampArt, Casey Kaplan, Cue, DM Contemporary, and Planthouse as part of the first-ever gallery tour in the Flower/NoMad districts.
For more information, visit nygallerytours.com
GRETA WALLER: 2017 ART AWARD WINNER
American Academy of Arts and Letters
March 23, 2017
New York City, March 23, 2017 — The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the nine artists who will receive its 2017 awards in art. The awards will be presented in New York City in May at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial. The art prizes and purchases, totaling over $250,000, honor both established and emerging artists. The award winners were chosen from a group of 35 artists who had been invited to participate in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, which opened on March 9, 2017. The exhibition continues through April 9, 2017, and features over 125 paintings, sculptures, installations, and works on paper. The members of this year’s award committee were: Judy Pfaff (Chairman), Lois Dodd, Mary Frank, Robert Gober, Yvonne Jacquette, Bill Jensen, Joan Jonas, Dorothea Rockburne, and Joel Shapiro.
Read more at artsandletters.org
GRETA WALLER: INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION OF VISUAL ARTS
American Academy of Arts and Letters
March 9 — April 9, 2017
Paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations by 35 contemporary artists will be exhibited in the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters on historic Audubon Terrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets) from Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. Exhibiting artists were chosen from a pool of nearly 165 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, America’s most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, writers, and composers. The recipients of the Academy’s 2017 Art and Purchase Awards will be selected from this exhibition.
Waller (b. 1983) will be represented by the inclusion of the following paintings: Peak, 2013, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches; Artist Statement, 2011, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches; Ice from Whiteface, 2008, oil on linen, 20 x 24 inches; Greek Steak, 2004, oil on linen, 19 x 27 inches. View them here.
For more information, visit artsandletters.org
"ALTERED STATES: THE ETCHINGS OF RICHARD POUSETTE-DART" REVIEWED IN ART IN PRINT
Richard Pousette-Dart's Flurries of Invention
The recent exhibition “Altered States” at Del Deo & Barzune in New York has brought together for the first time a group of etchings that Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992) produced between 1974 and 1980.
By David Storey | March-April 2017
"ALTERED STATES: THE ETCHINGS OF RICHARD POUSETTE-DART" REVIEWED IN ARTNEWS
Healing Time: Richard Pousette-Dart's Salutary Works Are Back in the Public Eye
Two exhibitions, at Del Deo & Barzune and Pace Gallery, and one relocated triptych marked the fall season in New York.
By Lilly Wei | 12 December 2016
"ALTERED STATES: THE ETCHINGS OF RICHARD POUSETTE-DART" REVIEWED IN HYPERALLERGIC
An Abstract Expressionist Master of Etching
In contrast to other Abstract Expressionists, most notably Robert Motherwell, Richard Pousette-Dart saw prints as a beginning, a surface to work on. He goes over them with acrylic, gouache, and ink.
By John Yau | 27 November 2016
"ALTERED STATES: THE ETCHINGS OF RICHARD POUSETTE-DART" REVIEWED IN THE BROOKLYN RAIL
The Democracy of Touches: A New Reading of Richard Pousette-Dart
An extensive selection of seventeen paintings by Pousette-Dart is currently displayed at Pace; a second selection, of etchings made in a single year (between 1979 – 1980), is shown for the first time at Del Deo & Barzune. (Numerous paintings at Pace have not been seen since they were originally shown at Betty Parsons Gallery.) The two exhibits also evoke the artist’s memorable fifty-year survey at the Guggenheim Museum in 2007, which compelled me to look at his entire oeuvre in a new way.
By Phong Bui | 1 November 2016
RICHARD POUSETTE-DART: "PRESENCE, HEALING CIRCLES" RESTORED
NYC Health + Hospitals / Gouverneur
227 Madison Street | Main Lobby
October 27, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00pm
NYC Health + Hospitals / ARTS and the Gouverneur Auxiliary celebrate the unveiling of Richard Pousette-Dart's Presence, Healing Circles. Originally commissioned for the North Central Bronx Hospital, where it hung for over forty years, the newly-restored triptych now makes its home at Gouverneur Health in lower Manhattan.
RICHARD POUSETTE-DART IN THE ART NEWSPAPER
New York museum and galleries celebrate Richard Pousette-Dart centenary
On the 100th anniversary of his birth, the late artist’s foundation has also undertaken the conservation of his hospital triptych Presence, Healing Circles
by Pac Pobric | 26 September 2016
RICHARD POUSETTE-DART FEATURED IN "ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM"
Royal Academy of Arts
September 24, 2016 — January 2, 2017
Exploring an unparalleled period in American art, this long awaited exhibition reveals the full breadth of a movement that will forever be associated with the boundless creative energy of 1950s New York.
For more information, visit royal academy.org.uk
RICHARD POUSETTE-DART: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Whitney Museum of American Art
Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:30-9PM
This evening symposium and reception celebrates the 100th birthday of Richard Pousette-Dart (1916-1992), a draftsman, sculptor and painter who was a founding member of the New York School of painting. The speakers, who will address Pousette-Dart's art, teaching and life, are Jennifer Powell, Senior Curator Programme and Collection, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge; Barbara Rose, art historian and critic; Patti Trimble, poet and former studio assistant; Adam Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art; and Christopher Wool, artist and former student.
The evening will commence with the debut screening of the short film, The Healing Circles, which chronicles the recent conservation and reinstallation of Pousette-Dart's triptych, Presence, Healing Circles, commissioned in 1973 for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
For more information, visit whitney.org
"PAUL MOGENSEN: PAINTING" REVIEWED IN THE BROOKLYN RAIL
PAUL MOGENSEN Painting
The recent exhibition of Mogensen’s work at Del Deo & Barzune reunites paintings from the late 1960s and ’70s, along with one outlier from 2015. While at first glance the paintings appear to conform to a broadly Minimalist aesthetic, closer examination reveals a nuanced breed of modular abstraction based not on Donald Judd’s reign of seriality and symmetry, but rather on mathematical progressions and classical ratios.
By Greg Lindquist | 11 July 2016
CHARLES SIMONDS: MENTAL EARTH
The Institute of Fine Arts (IFA) at New York University
Great Hall Exhibition Series
April 1 – May 13, 2016
The Institute of Fine Arts (IFA) at New York University continues its ongoing Great Hall Exhibition Series with the installation of Charles Simonds’s monumental sculpture Mental Earth (2002) in the Great Hall Gallery. The exhibition will be accompanied by a dialogue and day-long symposium featuring the artist.
For more information, visit visit nyu.edu.
CHARLES SIMONDS: INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION OF VISUAL ARTS
American Academy of Arts and Letters
March 10 – April 10, 2016
Paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper by 37 contemporary artists will be exhibited in the galleries of the American Academy of Arts and Letters located on historic Audubon Terrace (Broadway between 155 and 156 Streets) from Thursday, March 10 through Sunday, April 10, 2016. Exhibiting artists were chosen from a pool of nearly 200 nominees submitted by the members of the Academy, Americas most prestigious honorary society of architects, artists, writers and composers.
For more information, visit artsandletters.org.
SUSAN YORK: CARBON
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico
January 21 – April 17, 2016
“Graphite was known as a preparatory material until the modernists of the twentieth century began presenting graphite drawings as finished works of art,” says Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Curator Carolyn Kastner. The Museum’s presentation of contemporary artists such as Susan York explores the continuity of modernist influence in the twenty-first century.
For more information, visit okeeffemuseum.org