Monday, 26 December 2011

Ellsworth Kelly at LACMA and new Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

A new retrospective exhibition of Ellsworth Kelly, the master of geometric and Minimalist abstraction, is to take place at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California (BCAM, Level 2) from January 22 – April 22, 2012.

Ellsworth Kelly, Colors on a Grid, 1976, lithograph on 350-gram Arches 88 paper, 48 ¼ x 48 ¼ inches (122.6 x
122.6 cm), edition of 46, © Ellsworth Kelly and Tyler Graphics, Ltd.
From the press: 'Ellsworth Kelly: Prints and Paintings is the first retrospective examination of Kelly’s exceedingly prolific print practice since 1988. The exhibition includes over 100 prints, the majority from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, and five paintings.  The exhibition is organized thematically in order to explore Kelly’s mastery of key formal motifs: grids, contrast and curves. In the words of catalogue raisonné author Richard Axsom, Kelly’s prints “exchange the totemic presence, the tangible physicality and public assertiveness of the paintings and sculptures for the qualities no less genuine in registering Kelly’s vision: intimacy, delicacy, and in nearly immaterial veils of shape and color, an unmatched ethereality.” '



There will also be an exhibition at the new Matthew Marks Gallery that represents him in Los Angeles to accompany the retrospective. 



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