Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950–1970, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY

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A key figure of the Paris avant-garde in the 1950s and ’60s, Jesús Soto (1923–2005) is widely recognized for his groundbreaking innovations in color theory, serial composition, and movement in art. Less well-known is the wide range of styles and mediums that he explored early on. Drawing inspiration from optics and serial music, Soto employed repeating geometric forms and superimposed surfaces to convey a sense of physical displacement.

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John Storrs: Machine-Age Modernist, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY

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John Storrs, Abstract Forms No. 1, 1917-1919 Granite and marble Collection of the Newark Museum of Art, NJ April 12 – July 9, 2011 John Storrs: Machine-Age Modernist is the first major museum exhibition of work by this important American sculptor in 25 years. Opening at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery on April 12, the show features most of the known works—some 40 items including sculptures, paintings, and drawings―from Storrs’s most innovative period, from […]

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Icons of the Desert Catalogue: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY

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Mick Namararri Tjapaltjarri (Pintupi, ca. 1927–1998) Water Dreaming, late 1972 Synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board 69.53 max. x 56.52 cm September 1 – December 5, 2009 “It is not every day that a new kind of beauty is born,” says Professor Roger Benjamin of the University of Sydney, the exhibition’s guest curator. Such is the achievement of the painters of Papunya, who adapted the rich meaning of their image-making to a new context, […]

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The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art, from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY

  Waldemar Cordeiro, Idéia visível (Visible Idea), 1956 Acrylic on masonite, 59.9 x 60cm September 12 — December 8, 2007 The Geometry of Hope comprises some 125 works of art from the collection of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and provides the most comprehensive scholarly overview to date of Latin American Geometric Abstraction from the 1930s-1970s. Organized chronologically, The Geometry of Hope will focus on key cities in the development of abstraction in the Americas: […]

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