Installation view, Color and Edge at Sideshow Gallery, New York (source: Piri Halasz)
Piri Halasz reviews works by Lauren Olitski, Susan Roth, and Ann Walsh, on view in the exhibition Color & Edge at Sideshow Gallery, New York through May 6, 2012.
Halasz writes that "all three, in early stages of their development, were influenced by the color & facture of Jules Olitski. It is a measure of their determined striving and present maturity that their work has developed in such radically different directions."
Sharon Butler posts a new video on the painter Jules Olitski produced on the occasion of the exhibtion Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski, at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas, on view through May 6, 2012.
In the film Olitski dicusses the "meaning" of abstracion and his work, noting: "Decisions are being made a mile a minute as you're making the work, and that has to come out of experience and vision."
Artists such as Anthony Caro and Willard Boepple also weigh in on Olitski's work.
Behnke's post includes images of the impressive salon installation as well as a selection of individual works. This year's installment of the annual survey of painting and sculpture Behnke notes, "is vast. It presents 489 artists and little more than 520 works."
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