Archive for 2016

M/E/A/N/I/N/G: The Final Issue on A Year of Positive Thinking-7

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The first issue of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: A Journal of Contemporary Art Issues, was published in December 1986. M/E/A/N/I/N/G is a collaboration between two artists, Susan Bee and Mira Schor, both painters with expanded interests in writing and politics, and an extended community of artists, art critics, historians, theorists, and poets, whom we sought to engage in discourse and to give a voice to. Read More >

Another Hidden Chapter of ’70s Abstraction

Zurcher Gallery, Hermine Ford

Hermine Ford, painting, 1970

Hermine Ford, “Untitled” (1975), oil, graphite and gesso on cotton duck, 23.5 x 66 inches

Via Hyperallergic :

The nine artists in 1970’s: 9 Women and Abstraction infuse their art with an unexpected warmth, humanity, and quirkiness that feel all the more invigorating when compared with the cerebral objectification prized by their male Minimalist counterparts.

The exhibition 1970’s: 9 Women and Abstraction at Zürcher Gallery on Bleecker Street, curated by Barbara Stehle, is as matter-of-factly titled as you can get — the decade, the artists, the genre — which is entirely appropriate for the materials-based, understated, and uncompromising art on display. Even a whiff of embellishment would have been too much. Read More >

1970’s: 9 Women and Abstraction curated by Dr Barbara Stehle

Zurcher Gallery, Hermine Ford

Zürcher Gallery 33 Bleecker Street, NYC

Opening Wednesday, November 16, 6-8pm

November 17-December 22, 2016

Zurcher Gallery, Hermine Ford

HF interviewed in New York Studio Conversations

Hermine Ford, Stephanie Buhmann, In Conversation, New York Studio Conversations, interview

Hermine Ford, Stephanie Buhmann, In ConversationNew York Studio Conversations presents a series of sixteen interviews with female artists conducted by the art historian Stephanie Buhmann. Looking for an approach beyond the mainstream media coverage of the art market, Buhmann visited the artists in their studios and gained insights in this intimate space of artistic practices. All based in New York, the artists represent a wide range of different styles and media.

New York Studio Conversations uncovers their artistic practices and creative approaches as well as philosophy, sources of inspiration, and personal stories. Continue Reading →

“In Conversation” opens at Columbia University

Hermine Ford, Columbia University, In Conversation, Stephanie Buhmann
Hermine Ford, Columbia University, In Conversation, Stephanie Buhmann

Detail: Hermine Ford, “Broken Dreams 51 Pieces,” 2016, Oil on muslin on wood, actual size: 133 x 47 in.

New York, NY-The Macy Art Gallery at Columbia University is pleased to present IN CONVERSATION curated by Stephanie Buhmann. The exhibition opens Thursday, March 10 and will be on view through March 31.

IN CONVERSATION is inspired by a series of interviews with female artists, which were conducted by the art historian Stephanie Buhmann between January 2013 and December 2015. Looking for an approach beyond the mainstream media coverage of the art market, Buhmann visited the artists in their studios and gained insights in this intimate space of artistic practices. Artists include: Polly Apfelbaum, Hermine Ford, Tara Geer, Laura J. Gerlach, Jacqueline Gourevitch, Joyce Kozloff, Kathleen Kucka, Melissa Meyer, Luisa Rabbia, and Jennifer Riley. Continue Reading →