Ted Stamm: Paintings, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

Ted Stamm

Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present Ted Stamm: Paintings, a survey of works from 1973 to 1981 by the late New York City-based painter. This is the second exhibition of the artist’s work at the gallery. Prior to Stamm’s unexpected death in 1984 at the age of 40, the artist created a substantial mature body of work that was at once responsive to the past, reflective of his time, and telling of the future. Stamm’s practice was dedicated to complicating a Minimalist vocabulary with elongations suggestive of speed and the appearances of movement.

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VIEWLIST: Ted Stamm in Context, Conceived by Bryan Granger

Frank Stella, Black Adder, 1967, Color lithograph, 16 x 28 inches, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California

Our fifth VIEWLIST exhibition is conceived by MINUS SPACE assistant Bryan Granger.

With his work, Ted Stamm draws as much from a Minimalist, hard-edge legacy as it does from the randomness and arbitrariness of his own life.  Seeing as Stamm sought to “eliminate any physical boundary in time or space” between his life and his work, we must look at the two as inseparable.  His sleek manipulations of baseball diamonds and high-speed trains offer a glimpse into some of his passions, and his Wooster paintings preserve specific spatial memories from his time in New York.

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Ted Stamm: Paintings

Installation view of Ted Stamm: Paintings, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2011

September 24 - October 29, 2011

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the exhibition Ted Stamm: Paintings, an overview of paintings, works on paper, street interventions, and other materials by the late NYC-based abstract painter. Prior to his unexpected death from heart failure in 1984, Stamm created a substantial, mature body of work that was at once responsive to the past, indicative of his time, and prescient of the future.

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