Paul Behnke photoblogs a visit to the recent exhibition George McNeil at Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York.
Behnke's photos, including closeups, portray the tactility and varied touch in McNeil's paintings. The gallery notes that the works on view were from "1957 and 1969. This period demonstrates an important transitional period for McNeil from his signature multi layered abstractions to a growing interest in figurative associations."
Mario Naves posts a piece about painter George McNeil.
Naves notes that McNeil, who refused to take part in the 1950 Time magazine "Irasicbles" photo, never achieved the fame of the artists who participated, however, "Nothing if not indefatigable, McNeil soldiered on, weathering relative obscurity and negotiating a scene that would increasingly consider painting a minor and, in some quarters, obsolete pursuit."
George McNeil is on view at Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery, New York through January 21, 2011.
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