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Jonathan Lasker

20120106013946-10--1 Jonathan Lasker   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Jonathan Lasker at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris January 10th, 2012 - February 2nd, 2012
Posted 1/21/12

Jonathan Lasker's paintings offer the excitation of contemplation, seeing as action, color as form. A show at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, through Feb. 2, features ten of this American artist's new works. Like most of his paintings, they consist of variations on a background of grids overlaid with shadowed or scribbled rectangular forms and heavy, sculptural squiggles of primary or secondary colors. Together they call to mind lines from an early Wallace Stevens poem, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird": "I... [more]

20110517065101-3b91a5dd3d61d951d3e82df9004d0efc4ae8092b The Minimal Gesture at Timothy Taylor   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Markus Amm, Hans Hartung, Jonathan Lasker, Agnes Martin, Peter Peri, Robert Ryman, Sean Scully, Rudolf Stingel, Terry Winters, Christopher Wool at Timothy Taylor Gallery June 4th, 2011 - August 20th, 2011
Posted 6/26/11

  The Minimal Gesture analyses the continuing influence of Abstract Expressionism in contemporary painting, and its intersection with the major movements that followed that period, in particular Minimalism. A large canvas by Agnes Martin, who considered herself an Abstract Expressionist – although her work is closely aligned with Minimalism – consists of faint, hand-ruled graphite lines on an off-white background. The composition is radically pared down, yet full of a sense of imperfection... [more]

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