featuring works by Dan Flavin, Leo de Goede, David Hockney, Robert Indiana, Donald Judd, Morris Louis, James Nares, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Elliott Puckette and Frank Stella. Also featuring Dan Flavin at 511 West 27th Street.
February 24 - March 26
PAUL KASMIN GALLERY is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, “COLOR,” from February 24 – March 26, 2005. This group exhibition will feature works by Dan Flavin, Leo de Goede, David Hockney, Robert Indiana, Donald Judd, Morris Louis, James Nares, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Elliott Puckette and Frank Stella. In our 511 West 27th Street space, we will feature the 1990 Dan Flavin work, Untitled (to Lucie Rie, master potter).
Ranging from colorfield painting to minimalist sculpture, the works exhibited in “Color” will highlight a vast range of artistic approaches to the use of color. Morris Louis’ 1961 stripe painting, Number 32, illustrates his progression into the use of pure, unmixed Magna pigments, poured directly onto the canvas. Frank Stella’s expansive protractor painting, Damascus Gate, illustrates his move in the late 1960's away from his renowned Black Paintings and into a bold mixture of acrylic and fluorescent pigments. Robert Indiana, the consummate sign painter, whose use of bold primary colors always proves significant in his work, displays this importance overtly in the patriotic colors of The Great American Love. The colors of Donald Judd’s and Dan Flavin’s sculptures incorporate a painterly element into their Minimalist works. The striking impact of Flavin’s works stems not only from the colors of the fluorescent tubes themselves, but also from the luminous hue that diffuses throughout the surrounding space. James Nares and Elliott Puckette, each with new works from 2005, bring us the most contemporary approaches to color, contrasting Nares’ bold, sweeping brushstrokes with Puckette’s ink washes, carefully etched into by her delicate calligraphic forms.