George Ortman, Constructions: 1949 – 2011, Algus Greenspon Gallery, New York, NY


George Ortman’s painted constructions of the 1950s and early 1960s are pioneering works. Their reductive geometry and modular color were widely seen as being at the forefront of young artists move away from abstract expressionism.

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George Ortman at Mitchell Algus Gallery, by Jim Long

In The Brooklyn Rail, New York artist Jim Long reviews George Ortman’s exhibition at Mitchell Algus Gallery, which included 14 pieces spanning 48 years. “If you weight a piece of string and submerge it in a glass of water saturated with dissolved sugar, over a period of hours you’ll see crystals, “rock candy,” start to form…”

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