Elizabeth Murray: Painting in the ’70s, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY

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Elizabeth Murray, Möbius Band, 1974 Oil on canvas, 14 x 28 inches (35.6 cm x 71.1 cm) Collection of Ellen Phelan and Joel Shapiro March 31 – April 30, 2011 The Pace Gallery is pleased to present its eighth exhibition devoted to the work of Elizabeth Murray and the gallery’s first exhibition since Murray’s death in 2007. Elizabeth Murray: Painting in the ‘70s will feature thirty oil on canvas paintings created between 1970 and 1980, including […]

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Small Differences Make All the Difference, by Lynne Harlow

In his series of lectures, Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art since Pollock, Kirk Varnedoe asks tough questions.  Why abstract art?  What is abstract art good for?  These questions, the topic of his six lectures, are familiar.  It seems to me that they are asked, and in a sense answered, every time an artist makes an abstract work.  They are the questions that artists ask as we wrestle with the history of abstraction and as we […]

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