3.17.2010

Armory Week: Some Geometry

A must read: My First Blog Award
More Armory Week here, here, here and here
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Chelsea: Larry Zox at the Stephen Haller Gallery
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In this last post about Armory Week, I've rounded up the best of the geometric work I saw. I have a soft spot for hard edge, so that's where we'll begin, but you'll note some juicy materiality as well. And I have to say that the painting I loved best was not at the fairs at all but in Chelsea. I guess the moral for all you fairgoers is that you need to leave a couple of extra days to take in the galleries, too.
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Armory: Odili Donald Odita at Jack Shainman, New York
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ADAA: James Little at June Kelly, New York
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Armory: Kenneth Noland at Galerie Michael Schultz
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ADAA: Nola Zirin at June Kelly Gallery, New York
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Armory: Ruth Root at the Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
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Armory: Greg Bogin at Keo Koenig, New York
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Armory: Julia Fish at Rhona Hoffman, Chicago
(Fish is also in the Whitney Biennial; this is the first time I've seen her work, which is based on architectural floor plans)
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Armory: Will Fowler at David Kordansky, Los Angeles
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Armory Modern: Alfred Jensen at Amy Wolf/Elrick-Manley Fine Art
(This 10.8 x 8 inch painting is from 1958)

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ADAA Modern: Martin Kline at Jason McCoy, New York
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Armory: Mary Heilmann at 303 Gallery, New York
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Armory: Michael Samuels at Rokeby Gallery, London
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Armory: Herbert Hamak at Studio La Citta, Italy
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Armory: Stuart Arends at Studio La Citta, Italy
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ADAA Modern: Josef Albers at Leonard Hutton Gallery, New York
(Yeah, yeah, I've seen Albers' paintings a million times, but I still love them)
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Armory: Nicole Wermers, Herald Street Gallery, London
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Back in a couple of days with Spring Greens to celebrate the Vernal Equinox
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11 comments:

david john said...

alfred jensen=awesome!

tamar said...

Love the Mary Heilman--clean crisp palette.

marc said...

Not to slight others but yup,that Alfred Jensen painting rocks.

Ian MacLeod said...

the Larry Zox and the Nola Zirin pieces are fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Joanne:
Nice post! And I'm throwing in my 2 cents on the Alfred Leslie. Maybe time for a re-recognition of his work...
I'm assuming that the Martin Kline is encaustic or wax?

pam farrell

Mead McLean said...

Those Hamak pieces are first-rate--a lot is lost in the translation to digitalia. The materiality just seems impossible, then to see the canvas supports--hilarious. Glad you got a photo of those, Joanne.

Anonymous said...

oops...alfred jensen
my bad.

(it was a tough day)

pam

anne mcgovern said...

It's all good, but that Alfred Jensen from 1958 knocks me out!

Lady Xoc said...

Thank you yet again, Joanne.

* said...

much great stuff... but god I love alfred jensen.

--ken weathersby

Joanne Mattera said...

Jensen is the clear winner here, with props to Mary Heilmann,Larry Zox, Nola Zirin, and Herbert Hamak.

What I liked about the Jensen is that it was tiny compared to some of the other work. I like that it had such power in its small frame.