"Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera will begin in the 1940s and extend into the twenty-first century to explore large-scale abstract painting, sculpture, and assemblage through more than fifty works from The Met collection, a selection of loans, and promised gifts and new acquisitions. Iconic works from The Met collection, such as Jackson Pollock's classic "drip" painting Autumn Rhythm (1950) and Louise Nevelson's monumental Mrs. N's Palace (1964–77), will be shown in conversation with works by international artists, such as Japanese painter Kazuo Shiraga and the Hungarian artist Ilona Keserü. The exhibition will be punctuated with special loans of major works by Helen Frankenthaler, Carmen Herrera, Shiraga, Joan Snyder, and Cy Twombly."
My mother has spoken about being at an altar when she paints. “It is the altar I go to face myself.” And “Art,” she says, “became a form of worship. Those were my shrines,” speaking about her altar paintings made in the mid-sixties. 5 Her work is her self-created spirituality. It is her calling. She reaches new levels of comprehension about the meaning of life by throwing down herbs upon canvas, awash with glossy green paint and golden glitter. In the 1960s, when “the personal is political” became a rallying cry, my mother was in step with the times. Her early altar paintings from that decade were abstracted versions of the female body, and she would often add tacky materials like gold fringe or fake leopard skin.
For an artist who once famously shrugged off deep analysis of minimalism by saying, “What you see is what you see,” Frank Stella's Moby Dick prints are firework furies of expressionistic colors and pattern work. Currently on view at Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art, a selection of works from Stella’s Moby Dick series displays the artist’s entrancement with Melville’s epic tale.
The mixed-media intaglio prints of the Moby Dick engravings are solemn in their black and white tonalities enlivened with subtle washes of color. In abstract terms, Stella conveys a dramatic sense of roiling waters and breaching whales. The expressive gravity of this series is caught up in the title
“Jonah Historically regarded”, a reference to chapter 83 of the novel. The Old Testament story of Jonah, who deserts God and is thrown overboard during a storm at sea and swallowed by a whale, but who lives to submit to God’s will, is a central metaphor in Melville’s grand narrative.
NEW YORK, NY.- Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art is presenting an exhibition of selected prints by Frank Stella from his Moby Dick series.
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Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art: “Frank Stella / Selected Prints from the Moby Dick Series”
September 20 through October 26, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art is pleased to announce the inclusion of David Finn’s Crazed Duck, 1984, in the groundbreaking Something Possible Everywhere: Pier 34 NYC 1983-1984 at the Hunter College Art Galleries.
As the gallery approaches its one-year anniversary, Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art is hosting an exhibit of one of America’s most iconic artists. “Frank Stella Circuits Prints” will be on view (and available for purchase) from May 19 to July 16 at the Upper East Side gallery. An artist proof of Pergusa Three, perhaps the most celebrated print the artist has ever made, will be included in the six-print show.
A lot has been said on the idea of “black genius” of late. In February, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, Dr. Jordana Saggese, Kim Drew, Dr. David Clinton Wills and Juliana Huxtable were part a symposium titled “Basquiat and Contemporary Queer Art,” focusing on Jean-Michel Basquiat as a symbol of black genius. In March, critic Jason Parham, in a review of Kanye West’s Life of Pablo (2016) and Kendrick Lamar’s untitled unmastered (2016) for Fader, called “On the Occasion of Black Genius,” wrote at length about the concept.
Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art is honored to be able to exhibit the complete set of the six prints Frank Stella made for the Exotic Bird Series in 1977. The exuberant lithograph/screenprints of the Exotic Bird Series were based on six configurations of the metal-relief-paintings by the same name. The more expansive and loosened drawing style and larger scale introduced in the Exotic Bird prints, qualities that would continue to characterize the later prints, were inherited from Stella's work in painting.