Pat Passlof, Ionian, 1956, oil on linen, 35x32 inches.
Image courtesy of Elizabeth Harris Gallery
My review of the Passlof show, currently on view at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, is up now on ABCRIT.
The current exhibition at Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York City presents abstract oil paintings by Pat Passlof from the early 1950’s through the end of the decade. At the time this work was made, Passlof was only in her twenties. Born in Brunswick Georgia in 1928, she sought out and studied with Willem de Kooning at the famous Black Mountain College. Soon after, she took his advice and moved to New York City, embarking upon a painter’s life. In Manhattan, Passlof continued to receive private painting instruction from de Kooning and became close with the painters that populated the 10 Street artists’ community in the early 50’s. (continue reading here)
The painter, Brett Baker, has written on the show for his excellent blog Painters' Table. Read Brett's review here.