Cordy Ryman, Trapped Wave, 2010, acrylic and enamel on wood, 62 x 62.5 x 2 inches
Viewing Cordy Ryman’s solo show at DCKT (up through the 31st) I’m struck by the family resemblance his work has—not to his famous parents, Merrill Wagner and Robert—but to the genetic ties he shares with other painters, sculptors and quilters who have stacked or pieced wood, fabric and paper, or engaged hard-edge abstraction in service to the concentric square.
Take a look:
Frank Stella, Color Maze, 1966, via the Internet
quilter, Black Square, via the Internet Bend
Jackie Winsor, Burned and Red Inside Out Piece, via the Internet
Jen Stark, Square, 2007, handcut paper, 12 x 12 x 3 inches, via the Internet
Stephen Westfall, Too Much Love, 2008, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, at Lennon, Weinberg via the Internet
Richard Anuszkiewicz, Meta-Rouge, 1970, acrylic on canvas, my photo from the exhibition at D. Wigmore Fine Art
Update 10.29.10: Roberta Smith's review in the New York Times touches on the Stella/quilt connection, too.