Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ken Greenleaf @ Berry Campbell

5-Polarity, 2014, acrylic on canvas on shaped support, 39 x 30 in.

From the press release:

Greenleaf spent his career in New York City and his native Maine, where he resides today on the mid-coast in Waldoboro (he was born in Damariscotta).  His art has followed an evolutionary trajectory. After moving to Tribeca in 1973, he began producing large and strongly physical welded-steel structures with complex ground planes. Receiving a significant amount of attention from the press, these works were shown in several locations at once in 1973, including the lobby of the Whitney Museum. At the time, while teaching at the School of Visual Arts, Greenleaf became part of the dynamic downtown art scene. In this milieu he came to know the art critic Clement Greenberg, who inspired him toward contextual elucidation in his own writings about art. Over time, Greenleaf’s work evolved from steel plates to more complex structures produced with two or more materials. Imposingly large, these works depended on the distinctions between materials for their content—wood, for instance, was soft and round; steel was sharp and angular.  For Greenleaf, the connections and support functions of forms became a syntactical vocabulary reflecting actions: logs would be gripped by steel rings and sometimes suspended by chains or turnbuckles.  The theoretical aspects of these works consisted in the feeling that they had a past and that random, deconstructive effects were at work on their appearance.  At the same time, Greenleaf derived them in a freely improvisational way.

Ken Greenleaf: Recent Work
Opening Reception: November 20, 6 - 8 pm

November 20, 2014 - January 3, 2015

530 W 24th Street
New York, NY

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Melissa Dunn @ L Ross Gallery

The Flat World is Curved, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 38x38 in.

Melissa Dunn: You, Me, and Us
Opening: Friday, November 7, 6 - 8 pm

November 4 - November 29, 2014
There will be an artist's talk on Saturday, November 8 at 2:00 pm.

5040 Sanderlin Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

ABCRIT: Join the Discussion

ABCRIT is now online.
In the first post John Bunker writes on the Richard Tuttle show at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.

This site is organized and presented by Robin Greenwood, a sculptor and one of the founders of the original Abstract Critical.

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