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Frank Stella, Scramble: Ascending Spectrum/Ascending Yellow Values

Frank Stella
Photo By Gail

Yeah, I know it’s freezing ass cold in New York right now and nobody wants to go outside, but if you can force yourself to make it all the way to Tenth Avenue and 27th Street, you can see this gorgeous work of art by Frank Stella, entitled Scramble: Ascending Spectrum/Ascending Yellow Values, (1978) which is part of Paul Kasmin Gallery’s current group exhibit at this location, entitled, The New York School, 1969: Henry Geldzahler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Kasmin exhibit features many of the original works from the 1971 Met exhibit, New York Painting and Sculpture: 1940 – 1970 including Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Joseph Cornell, Mark di Suvero, Dan Flavin, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hoffmann, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Isamu Noguchi, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenberg, Jules Olitski, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol.

The exhibit will be on display through March 14th, 2015. Surely, it will have warmed up a bit before then.

Modern Art Monday Presents: Ellsworth Kelly, Spectrum V

Ellsworth Kelly Spectrum V
Photo By Gail

I want you to appreciate that I had to wait patiently for about 15 minutes for a child and her oblivious mom to stop effing around in front of this 13 panel color field installation that makes up legendary minimalist Ellsworth Kelly’s Spectrum V (1969) before I could (finally) get this photo. You’re welcome.

Ellsworth Kelly (born May 31, 1923) is an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker associated with hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and the minimalist school. His works demonstrate unassuming techniques emphasizing simplicity of form, similar to the work of John McLaughlin and Kenneth Noland. Kelly often employs bright colors. He lives and works in Spencertown, New York.

Spectrum V, a gift of the artist, is part of the permanent collection in the Modern Art wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Ian Davenport Colorfall at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Ian Davenport Colorfall
All Photos By Gail

Paul Kasmin Gallery is famous for having very “colorful” exhibits and the current show occupying its Tenth Avenue space is no exception! In Ian Davenport’s new body of work,  Colorfall, the artist questions how different chromatic weights can occupy a background, as well as the vertical rhythm achieved by compressing and interweaving colors of various widths.

Ian Davenport Colorfall

By utilizing a large syringe to drip acrylic paint onto aluminum and stainless steel panels, Davenport creates his celebrated studies of color with precision and elegance. The lyrical quality of the paintings is established by his careful balance of engineering and natural movement.

Ian Davenport Colorfall

The artist allows gravity to pull the acrylic paint down the panel, whereupon he gently manipulates the bands of colors, but ultimately allows the liquid-nature of the paints to guide the creation.

Ian Davenport Colorfall

His control of the paintings becomes evident in the carefully composed series of colors that populate his paintings, which act as experiments in color relationships guided by Davenport’s intuition and mastery of the subject.

Ian Davenport Colorfall

Ian Davenport’s Colorfall will be on Exhibit Through October 26th, 2013 at Paul Kasmin Gallery, Located at  293 Tenth Ave. New York, NY 10001. Hours are Monday – Saturday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Psychedelic Rainbow Manicure

Rainbow Manicure
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Because, seriously, those of us in the northeast all need a little cheering up right now, with this crap weather that just won’t give us a break. Rainbow Manicure!