70 Years of Abstract Painting – Excerpts, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY

Russell Roberts, I Want That Information, 2004
Oil on linen
22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm)

April 6 – May 20, 2011

Jason McCoy Gallery is pleased to present 70 Years of Abstract Painting – Excerpts, which brings together an eclectic group of artists, including:

Josef Albers, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Peggy Bates, Norman Bluhm, Giorgio Cavallon, Cora Cohen, Gene Davis, Fridel Dzubas, Joe Fyfe, James Gahagan, Al Held, Maxwell Hendler, Hans Hofmann, Sharon Horvath, Terrell James, Paul Kelpe, Martin Kline, Nick Lamia, Jim Lee, Sarah Mattes, John McLaughlin, Martin Mullin, Rob Nadeau, George Negroponte, Kenneth Noland, Thomas Nozkowski, Paul Pagk, Charles Pollock, Jackson Pollock, Man Ray, Willy Bo Richardson, Jennifer Riley, Russell Roberts, Charles Seliger, Leon Polk Smith, Hedda Sterne, Robert Thiele, Gwenn Thomas, Marc Van Cauwenbergh, Vaclav Vytlacil, Leslie Wayne, Helen Miranda Wilson, John Zinsser

The installation will present a wide range of abstract paintings, each of which reflects a distinct style and unique aesthetic. Various movements, including Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Op Art, and Neo-Pattern & Decoration for example, will be addressed. Providing excerpts from seven decades worth of work, the exhibition aims to initiate an unusual dialogue between historic and contemporary paintings, as well as between the inherent modern and post-modern concerns.

It is our ambition to stress the timelessness of the abstract language in painting and to create a platform, which allows older works to appear in a new light and contemporary compositions to be viewed in the context of their influences.

Since its founding in 1982, the gallery has focused on furthering the understanding of abstract painting from a contemporary point of view. While in part marking an overview of our program to date, 70 Years of Abstract Painting – Excerpts also reflects the many sources of inspiration the gallery draws from. We would like to thank the many artists, private collectors and colleagues from other galleries, who are supporting this exhibition through generous loans.