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Another Hidden Chapter of ’70s Abstraction

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 >