Tag Archives: Color

Modern Art Monday Presents: Hans Hofmann, Deep Within The Ravine

deep within the ravine phot by gail worley
Photo By Gail

In his writing, teaching, and powerful abstract works, Hans Hofmann advocated for what he called the dynamic “push and pull” of color, light, and shape as the best means for achieving a sense of space, movement, and emotion in painting. Filled with bold strokes the in some cases join to form larger, irregular blocks of color, Deep Within the Ravine (1965) features a pool of deep blue-black that appears compressed by passages of green and orange around it. Exhibiting Hofmann’s interest in complementary hues (blue / orange and green / red) for their inherent contrast, the painting is part of The Renate Series, a group of nine compositions he created as a tribute to his wife in 1965.

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Pink Thing of The Day: Mac Adams’ Colander

Mac Adam's Colander

Mac Adams, Colander, (2102). Color Photograph, C-Print. Edition 1 of 5.

Photographed by Gail at Elizabeth Dee Gallery on West 20th Street.

Nancy Margolis Gallery Presents Razzmatazz By Jackie Meier

Jackie Meier Razzmatazz
All Photos By Gail

Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Jackie Meier’s inaugural exhibition Razzmatazz. Opulent color and dynamic line define Meier’s oil paintings. The artist transforms several of her canvases into kaleidoscopic twists of energy radiating from a center core.

Jackie Meier Razzmatazz 2

Others become puzzles of overlapping planes of color, some fractured and geometric, and some more fluid and organic. Meier paints exclusively on square canvases, which function either as single paintings or as parts of larger compositions consisting of multiple panels, as in the nine-panel painting Belgium Fence (2012, see top photo), the largest in the exhibition.

Jackie Meier Razzmatazz 3

Razzmatazz is a transformative body of work in its in scale, complexity, and exuberance, and signals the maturation of Jackie Meier’s journey, which has gathered an impressive momentum.

Jackie Meier Razzmatazz 4

Razzmatazz By Jackie Meier will be on Exhibit through May 4th, 2013, at Nancy Margolis Gallery, Located at 523 W 25th St. New York NY 10001. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10: 00 AM – 6:00 PM.