Shirley Goldfarb, "Yellow", 1969
Oil on canvas
25.75 x 36.25 inches
50.8 x 166 centimeters
Painted in 1969, this piece bridges her earlier monumental Abstract Expressionist paintings with Minimalism, using a singular color, palette knife and gridded patterning to achieve an almost meditative energy in this painting, called simply Yellow. It is the feeling of the color as much as the hue itself that she captures.
Vija Celmins, "Galaxy", 1975
Galaxy is one of a set of four lithographs Celmins made from pencil drawings of a night sky, a day sky, the surface of a sea, and an area of rocky desert earth. The lithographs were produced in an edition of seventy-five. The set was printed by the Cirrus Press, Los Angeles and published by the artist.
Yes, the night sky outside of big cities, does look just like this.
In the beginning, Pierce poured the resin onto mirrored glass.
However the resin did not bond well with the surface.
Eventually she began to use Plexiglas mirrors
Florence Miller Pierce, "Untitled (Triangle)", 1985
35h x 35w x 2d inches
89h x 89w x 5d centimeters
Beauford Delaney, "Embrun", 1963
“Embrun” is French for “spray”, as it relates to water. Specifically, water dust blown away from crests of waves or formed by crashing waves.
This is an excellent example of the abstract works on paper painted in Paris by Delaney beginning in the late 1950s. From my own personal experience, 1963 was a very productive year and many of Delaney’s major paintings from Paris date from this year. This work has the classic yellow and green which the artist is most famous for, particularly the yellow color.
Delaney had his own circle of artists as friends…Lawrence Calcagno, Henry Miller, Georgia O’Keeffe, and his best friend, James Baldwin.
As I write this I wonder if he ever knew Ed Clark, or Joan Mitchell or even Shirley Goldfarb who also exhibited at Studio Fachetti in the 1960s.