Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Brice Marden 'Graphite Drawings' Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

 An interesting little show of Brice Marden's 'Graphite Drawings' is currently on at Matthew Marks, until 21st December, looks great, what do you mean they look too much like Malevich, outrageous...

Untitled   1971
Graphite and beeswax on Arches 300lb Fin
(Medium) Natural White paper
30 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches; 78 x 57 cm

Untitled 1964 - 65
Charcoal and graphite on white wove paper
19 3/4 x 22 1/4 inches; 50 x 57 cm

'This exhibition includes twenty-two of Brice Marden’s seminal early works on paper and is the first exhibition devoted solely to this body of work. The drawings, made between 1962 and 1981, feature luxurious surfaces of graphite and beeswax worked into dense, reflective planes of blacks, whites, and grays. Within these surfaces, Marden reveals the underlying geometries of the rectangle and the grid, a formal strategy that has characterized his work from the 1960s to the present.'

The gallery also has some great classics of Marden's:

Second Letter (Zen Spring)
2006-2009, Oil on linen
96 x 144 inches; 244 x 366 cm

Epitaph Painting 5
1997-2001, Oil on linen
108 1/2 x 104 inches; 275.5 x 264 cm

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