Discursive Abstraction

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The Age of Anxiety / The Kerry Sunset, 2001 Watercolour On Paper 55.9 X 76.2 Cm © Courtesy of Bernard Jacobson Gallery
Discursive Abstraction

17 East 71st Street
New York , NY 10021
January 11th, 2012 - February 25th, 2012
Opening: January 11th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

upper east side
+1 212 879 1100
Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm
works on paper


Bernard Jacobson Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition that explores the nature of abstraction and how it is expressed specifically on paper. Discursive Abstraction: Works on Paper from the 1950's until the present opens on January 11th and will remain on view through February 25th, 2012. Please join us for an opening in the gallery on Wednesday January 11th.Discursive Abstraction: Works on Paper from the 1950s to the present. 

The exhibition includes works by artists long associated with the gallery such as Larry Bell, Sam Francis, Robert Motherwell, William Scott, Graham Sutherland and William Tillyer. We are also pleased to include a few non-gallery artists with Ed Cohen, Yvonne Estrada and Brian Wood.

This exhibition quietly observes a group of works on paper over a 60-year period by a disparate set of artists, chiefly British and American, whose primary common denominator is an eye towards abstraction. Ideally it will give the viewer an opportunity to observe various means of expressing abstraction on paper that are both fluent and expansive - it is not about a hard edge or geometric visual language so much as an organic and ephemeral discourse.Discursive Abstraction: Works on Paper from the 1950s to the present.