Archive for December, 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 >