Rhomboid Redux

At The Big Show 6 at the Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, through June 22: Karen Schifano, Lower East Side, 2011, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches
Image courtesy of the artist

Rhomboid Rumba was a big hit last week. I loved curating it. So when images continued to arrive, I was tempted to extend the idea into a second post. Then as I was out and about, I photographed a few more.  You know what that means: mas, mas y mas. So . . . this post is a Diamond Deux, a Parallelogram P.S. And it just so happens that many of these works are in shows that are up now.

At the Met, Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective, through August 28: Richard Serra, Untitled, 1973, paintstick and charcoal on paper, 50 x 38 inches
(c) Richard Serra;  photo: Ben Blackwell; image from the Metropolitan Museum of Art website

At Matthew Marks, in the small gallery next to the Jasper Johns exhibition, a selection of work including this one: Ellsworth Kelly, Yellow Panel, 1980, oil on canvas, 118.5 x 94.75 inches

At June Kelly Gallery, Ex Pluribus Unum, a solo show by James Little, through June 21: James Little, If Only . . ., 2010, oil and wax on canvas, 72.50 x 94 inches
(I love how that sextet of attenuated and sharply delineated parallelograms slices through the orange ground and then merges abruptly into the quieter rhythm of the softer stripes)

At the Painting Center, now over: Wall Works, curated by Stephen Maine: Gary Petersen, Tipping Point, 2011, acrylic on white wall, 103 x 176 inches

At Lennon,Weinberg through June 11: Stephen Westfall, installation view of Seraphim: Paintings and Works on Paper 

Gloria Klein, Untitled No. 2, 2008, acrylic on Arches, 22x30 inches
Image courtesy of the artist

At D. Wigmore Fine Art, in Pioneers of American Abstraction, 1930s-1940s, through June 30: Ilya Bolotowsky, Geometry in Green, 1937, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
Image from D.Wigmore Fine Art

At OK Harris, in American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary, through July 15:
A selection of artists
Love, love, love that diamond painting on the right: Henry Brown, Threshold 

At Greenberg Van Doren through June 24: Alan Shields
Alan Shields, Pheebe's Natural Swimming Action and Diet Limca, both 1980-81; acrylic and thread on canvas, and acrylic and thread on cotton belting with aluminum, respectively
Photo via the Steven Alexander Journal, where his review is posted


Sky Pape said...

I'm so glad you posted this, Joanne. I'd recently seen the solo shows of Stephen Westfall and James Little, as well as the Painting Center exhibition, and was likewise struck by the strong connections. Even Louise Bourgeois' work at Cheim & Read linked in some visual ways. Westfall's wall piece particularly got me thinking of God's Eyes yarn pieces, "symbolic of the power of seeing and understanding that which is unknown and unknowable." All quite mesmerizing.

annell4 said...

Wonderful post! thanks

Richard Bottwin said...


Ted Larsen said...

!Mas, mas, y mucho mas con mucho amor! You have a great eye for this kind of work!

Oriane Stender said...

Rhomborama! Rhombulus & Remus! Ay Ca-rhomba! Shake your rhombooty!

Joanne Mattera said...

Thanks, all, for the comments.
Oriane, you shame me with wit. Ay, caromba, indeed.

Don said...

The red painting on the right of your photo from the American Abstract Artists exhibit at OK Harris is "Threshold" by Henry Brown.

Joanne Mattera said...

Thanks, Don. Duly noted.

Karen Schifano said...

Thanks for this, Joanne. I'm proud to be in such great company! And to think I didn't realize how many of us rhomboid lovers there are out there...

Ian MacLeod said...

Outstanding work - thanks Joanne.

About Connie Goldman said...

I just love this, Joanne. Keep 'em coming.