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Exhibition Detail
Southern California Painting: 1970s Painting Per Se
544 South Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501

July 1st, 2011 - July 1st, 2011
July 8th, 2011 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Untitled, Charles ArnoldiCharles Arnoldi, Untitled,
1976, Acrylic on canvas, 32" x 32"
© Courtesy Charlotte Jackson Fine Art
Wiliwili Draculas , Billy Al BengstonBilly Al Bengston, Wiliwili Draculas ,
1979, Acrylic on canvas, 76" x 76"
#7, Karl BenjaminKarl Benjamin, #7,
1972, Oil on canvas, 30" x 40"
Spectrum, Jerrold BurchmanJerrold Burchman, Spectrum,
1970, Acrylics/Rhoplex on paper, 114" x 108"
Vietnam , Hans BurkhardtHans Burkhardt, Vietnam ,
1976, Oil on canvas, 19 3/4" x 24"
© ©Hans G. & Thordis W. Burkhardt Foundation, Courtesy Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Inc.
Desert Wheel , Karen CarsonKaren Carson, Desert Wheel ,
Acrylic on canvas, 60"
Sky Sun - Flesh Garden Seies , Judy ChicagoJudy Chicago, Sky Sun - Flesh Garden Seies ,
1971, Sprayed acrylic on acrylic, 96" x 96"
© Photo: Donald Woodman
Stoner - Floater Series, Ron DavisRon Davis, Stoner - Floater Series,
1978, Cel-Vinyl Acrylic on canvas, 84" x 66"
© Courtesy Charlotte Jackson Fine Art
Dedi of Desnefru , Tony DelapTony Delap, Dedi of Desnefru ,
1976, Acrylic on canvas and wood, 89" x 73 1/2" x 3 1/2"
© Courtesy Charlotte Jackson Fine Art
Ortega #3, Doug EdgeDoug Edge, Ortega #3,
1977, Acrylic on canvas, 60" x 60"
Lavender Twins , Merion EstesMerion Estes, Lavender Twins ,
1977, Acrylic lacquer on vinyl , 48" x 4" x 12"
Landscape, Charles GarabedianCharles Garabedian, Landscape,
1976, Acrylic and collage on paper, 44 1/2" x 80"
Match Man, Scott GriegerScott Grieger, Match Man,
1977, Oil on canvas, 27" x31.5"
It Comes at the Beginning, simply Yet Gracefully Given, a Gift of Who We Are - a Star , Marvin HardenMarvin Harden,
It Comes at the Beginning, simply Yet Gracefully Given, a Gift of Who We Are - a Star ,
1977, Mixed media on paper, 39 3/8" x 27 9/19"
So Much for Philosophy , Maxwell HendlerMaxwell Hendler, So Much for Philosophy ,
1976, Watercolor on paper, 10" x 9"
© Maxwell Hendler
Rounding the Shoal , Ynes JohnstonYnes Johnston, Rounding the Shoal ,
1971, 30" x 20"
Pacific Series, Matsumi KanemitsuMatsumi Kanemitsu, Pacific Series,
1972, Sumi ink on paper, 39 1/4" x 29"
Caroline\'s Rickets , Craig KauffmanCraig Kauffman, Caroline's Rickets ,
1975, Acrylic on wood and muslin, 62" x 60"
© © Craig Kauffman, Courtesy Frank Lloyd Gallery
Dark View, Helen LundebergHelen Lundeberg, Dark View,
1974, Acrylic on canvas, 60" x 60"
Char-kol, Ed MosesEd Moses, Char-kol,
1978, Tape and charcoal, 39 1/2" x 32 1/4"
Niagara Falls, Margaret NielsenMargaret Nielsen, Niagara Falls,
1976, Acrylic and Gouache on paper , 16" x 20"
Instead of Free Men, Peter PlagensPeter Plagens, Instead of Free Men,
1976, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 68" x 90"
Homage to Buckminster Fuller , Tom WudlTom Wudl, Homage to Buckminster Fuller ,
1973, Acrylic on paper, 28" x 37"
Yellow to Violet II, Norman ZammittNorman Zammitt, Yellow to Violet II,
1978, Acrylic on canvas, 41" x 9 1/4"
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Guadalupe, Railyard
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
mixed-media, traditional, abstract



A group exhibition featuring: Charles Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, Karl Benjamin, Jerrold Burchman, Hans Burkhardt, Karen Carson, Judy Chicago, Ron Davis, Tony DeLap, Doug Edge, Merion Estes, Charles Garabedian, Scott Grieger, Marvin Harden, Maxwell Hendler, Ynez Johnston, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Craig Kauffman, Helen Lundeberg, Ed Moses, Margaret Nielsen, Peter Plagens, Tom Wudl and Norman Zammitt.


Curated by: Peter Frank and David Eichholtz


July 1 - 31, 2011


Panel discussion with Peter Frank, Co-curator and Artists: Judy Chicago, Tony DeLap and others, Friday, July 8, 2011, 2:00-3:30 PM, Santa Fe Convention Center


Opening reception at gallery: Friday, July 8, 2011, 5:00-8:00 PM


Gallery discussion with curators and artists: Saturday, July 9, 2011, 2:00 PM


David Richard Contemporary

130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D, Santa Fe, NM 87501

p 505-983-9555 | f 505-983-1284 |


David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present Southern California Painting, 1970s: Painting Per Se, the first of four exhibitions the gallery will present over the next two years that will take an in-depth look at various aspects of Southern California painting during the 1970s— a period now being reassessed as an historically important time in California and the rest of the US. In Southern California, the 1970s saw several tendencies emerge from the “Cool School,” including Pop, hard-edge abstraction, “Fetish Finish” craze and the “Light and Space” movement, all continuing from the ‘60s, and a range of artmaking that included hyper-realism, painterly figuration, gestural abstraction, and “material” abstraction. There was tremendous experimentation with industrial materials and manufacturing processes, and an increasing desire to capture the open expanses and bright light of the California landscape. All these movements were unique to California, only tangentially related to and distinctly different from the Lyrical Abstraction, Minimalism, Pop and Op Art of New York.


This first exhibition, Painting Per Se, on view at David Richard Contemporary for the month of July, will present paintings from 1970s Southern California that mostly utilize traditional supports, such as canvas, linen, panel or paper and pigmented media, including oil, acrylic or watercolor. A few works on alternative supports—acrylic, vinyl—provide a sneak preview into subsequent exhibitions. Hard-edged, geometric, minimal and Light and Space painting will be represented by the artwork of Charles Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, Karl Benjamin, Karen Carson, Judy Chicago, Ron Davis, Tony DeLap, Helen Lundeberg, Ed Moses, Peter Plagens, and Norman Zammitt. The work of Jerrold Burchman, Marvin Harden and Matsumi Kanemitsu demonstrate the range of not only the gestural and painterly approaches to artmaking, but also painting supports. Figuration was very much a part of the So Cal scene, as represented by the paintings of Hans Burkhardt, Charles Garabedian, Scott Grieger, Maxwell Hendler, Ynez Johnston and Margaret Nielsen. A range of constructions that incorporate novel materials and media that allowed artists to explore painterly issues with a different approach is exemplified in the work of Merion Estes, Craig Kauffman and Tom Wudl, which foreshadows what we refer to as “material abstraction,” also the subject of a subsequent exhibition.


The exhibition will be accompanied by an on-line catalog at, including an essay by co-curator Peter Frank, art historian, Associate Editor at Fabrik magazine, and art critic for the Huffington Post.


David Richard Contemporary is located in downtown Santa Fe north of the historic plaza. The gallery offers a range of important contemporary art with an emphasis on abstraction in a variety of media by established and emerging American and international contemporary artists, as well as historically significant works from the 1960s through the 1980s. 


Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM

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