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May 30, 2005

"Ever since the 1890s, when Monet produced his influential serial paintings of cathedrals and haystacks, modern artists have been stimulated by the idea of working in series. From Kandinsky woodcuts, to Warhol screenprints, to Winters linocuts, twentieth-century artists have used prints to explore serial repetition.

Drawn from two extraordinary private collections and the Museum’s holdings, this exhibition investigates theme and variation in sixty original print series and portfolios by contemporary European and American artists active since 1960. It’s a dazzling array of works - ranging from matched pairs of two to series of twenty-five - by more than fifty artists working in a wide spectrum of print media.

From more representational works (Andy Warhol flowers, Vija Celmins landscapes, Roy Lichtenstein mirrors, and Richard Estes urban architecture), to geometric or gestural suites from major figures of abstract art (Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Dorothea Rockburne, and Ellsworth Kelly), "Sets, Series, and Suites" proves the whole is indeed greater than the sum of its parts."


7 Grays

January 8 - February 9, 2002

Organized by Dan Walsh

"NEW YORK – The Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to present "7 Grays", an exhibition organized by Dan Walsh. The exhibition will open on January 8 and will remain on view through February 9, 2002, at 521 West 21st Street. 

Conceived as a half-scientific, half-carnivalesque exploration of the color gray, the exhibition will consist of two parts. On one side of the room, a sequence of seven stalls will present the formal, investigative aspect of the show. Each stall will contain a single work consisting of the color gray approached through seven different mediums. 

Around these seven grays, Walsh will bring together a variety of works reflecting on color theory in a free-wheeling, playful manner. This aspect of the show will include painterly riffs on the color spectrum in media as varied as tile, wood relief, fluorescent light, and glass. In addition, giant binoculars will invite the viewer to experience the perceptual blending of five different colors.
At the heart of the exhibition is Dan Walsh’s interest in studies of perception and their relevance for contemporary art. Can a perceptual experience co-exist or intersect with an awareness of the historical and cultural conditions that govern the viewing of art? One of the aims of the exhibition will be to examine the shifting meanings inherent in the perception of various optical phenomena. 

Among many artists participating in the exhibition are Rick Briggs, Rudolf Di Crignis, Stephen Ellis, Martina Klein, Bill Komoski, Ruth Lauer, Daniel Levine, Vera Lutter, Matthew McCaslin, Olivier Mosset, Amy O’Neill, Michael Rhodes and Michael Scott. 

Dan Walsh was born in Philadelphia in 1960. He lives and works in New York. His paintings have recently been shown in a one-person show at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and he will show graphic works at the MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2002."

Group exhibitions also include: 
  • "Invitational," at the American Academy of Arts & Letters
  • "Works on Paper," Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
  • "Abstraction/Abstractions: Conditional Geometries", Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint Etienne, France 
  • "Nuevas Abstracciones," Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

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