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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 >

Review: HF at Outlet in Art Pulse

Hermine Ford, Outlet Fine Art, Outlet, Brooklyn, Stephanie Buhmann, Joan Witek, Jason Andrew

Idiosyncratic rule in Brooklyn by Sharon Butler

Blogger/Painter Sharon Butler offers these two recommendations for Brooklyn gallery visits (see full article here):

At Outlet Fine Art, seasoned painter Hermine Ford continues her exploration of urban decay and renewal in quirky shaped canvases that depict fragments of floor tile mosaics. In the new work Ford begins to loosen up, combining a more gestural painting approach and larger scale shifts with the tighter, more illustrative technique from previous outings. Her work looks terrific in Jason Andrew’s new exhibition space. Continue Reading →

Review: HF’s Enchantment by Sharon Butler

Hermine Ford, Two Coats of Paint, Sharon Butler
via Sharon Butler / Two Coast of Paint, May 3, 2011 — Shaken by 9/11, Hermine Ford and her husband, painter Robert Moskowitz (who currently has a show at D’Amelio Terras), left their Tribeca loft for a four-month residency at the American Academy in Rome. Wandering the ancient streets, Ford found Rome’s historical resilience consoling, Here was a city, she thought, that had been destroyed countless times and yet had always been rebuilt. Fascinated with the mosaics and patterns cobbled together over centuries from the marble rubble, Ford began drawing and collecting images that have fueled her paintings. She returns to Rome each year to gather more material. Three of Ford’s delicately nuanced, shaped paintings are on display at STOREFRONT through May 22. Continue Reading →