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The Blue and Then What

March 18, 2017 – April 22, 2017

Exhibition View

Featuring works by

Josef Albers, Daniel Buren, George Segal, and Kate Shepherd

The Blue and Then What, each artist utilizes the color blue as one tool in a deep exploration of assumption and space.

Buren takes his 8.7cm-wide stripe, cuts into, abbreviates it and then provides open-ended opportunity for the installer to place the three elements in any number of arrangements, as long as they fit to the measurements of the pattern of 8.7cm stripes.  What is between and beyond the elements is both nothing and everything – the stripes are a pattern that can and do continue, yet in the mind’s eye, most of all.  Segal uses the gridded blue tiles to pull the emotionally weighted plaster cast of the female form out of an amorphous scenario and brings ‘her’ into a particular, yet still undefined scenario.  The Albers juxtaposes not forms, but colors, causing, as the artist explored over a lifetime, variations to occur in one’s perceptions of the colors’ interactions.  Shepherd’s work embeds color within the paper so as to create a consistant (yet handmade and thus irregular) surface that both presents imagery that hints at a deep horizon and yet, all the while, rejects it on account of the inconsistencies in shapes and color-bleeds.

Works In Exhibition

1 + 2 = 3 (Triptych)

Daniel Buren 1 + 2 = 3 (Triptych) 1998 Set of three woodcuts on Somerset satin rag paper

Edition of 60
Signed numbered on an accompanying certificate
Image/paper size (each of three):  19 5/8 x 15 3/4 inches each  (50 x 40 cm)
Frame size based on the artist’s instructions:  24 1/2 x 61 5/8 inches (62.2 x 156.6 cm)
(Inventory #29541)

Exhibition View

Exhibition View

George Segal and Josef Albers

Woman Against a Blue Tile Wall

George Segal Woman Against a Blue Tile Wall 1983 Unique cast plaster and glazed tile on wood

26 x 15 1/4 x 9 inches  (66 x 38.7 x 22.9 cm)
(Inventory #26643)

 

 

Homage to the Square: Edition Keller Ia

Josef Albers Homage to the Square: Edition Keller Ia 1970 Screenprint on Hahnemulle buttenboard

Image size: 13 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches  (34.9 x 34.9 cm)
Paper size: 21 5/8 x 21 5/8 inches  (54.9 x 54.9 cm)
Frame size:  24 11/16 x 24 11/16 inches  (62.7 x 62.7 cm)
Edition of 125
Signed and dated “A ’70” lower right, marked “EK Ia” and numbered lower left
(Inventory #28947)

Exhibition View

Kate Shepherd Exhibition View

George Segal and Josef Albers

NY Review of Books 2, Up

Kate Shepherd NY Review of Books 2, Up 2016 Monoprint on pulp paper

Image/paper size:  60 x 40 1/4 inches  (152.4 x 102.2 cm)
Signed and dated lower right; ‘1/1’ lower left in graphite
(Inventory #28791)