Wednesday, 23 June 2010

'Process / Abstraction' at Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY

A mixed bag of abstract painters are currently on show at an exhibition entitled "Process / Abstraction," at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 Tenth Avenue, New York from 10th June to 2nd July, 2010.This seems like yet another cool and reductive choice of works here, curating both living contemporary practitioners with old dead ones.. I'd be interested if anyone who has seen the show?

                                          (C) Kasmin Gallery

The gallery press states:
'Connecting the ideas and practices of Simon Hantaï and Frank Stella with a younger generation of abstractionists like Nathan Hylden and Zak Prekop, the exhibition examines the constraints, procedures and repeated gestures used by these artists to create new images. From folding to pouring to combining and systematically recombining a set of visual components, many of these artists begin with deliberate and well-defined parameters and then introduce an element of chance. In their final forms, these works present a record of the processes employed while outlining new directions in pictorial abstraction.'
What are the new directions, please tell?...

A couple of contemporary Brit painters in Walead Beshty and Ian Davenport.

Artists included are: Walead Beshty, Daniel Buren, Ian Davenport, Simon Hantaï, Nathan Hylden, Morris Louis, James Nares, Kenneth Noland, Zak Prekop, David Ratcliff, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol and Christopher Wool.

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