TADASKY
The Circle ReViewed: 1964 to 2012
August 17 - September 22, 2012
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Opening reception: Friday, August 31st 5:00 - 7:00 pm

TADASKY KUWAYAMA

David Richard Gallery is pleased to present The Circle ReViewed: 1964 to 2012, a career retrospective and the gallery’s first solo exhibition for Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama).

Throughout Tadasky’s career, the circle has been his primary subject as he explored numerous approaches to painting and applying color to canvas. In addition to circles comprised of perfectly and colorfully painted stripes, Tadasky has painted his famous stripes on narrow rectangular and large triangular-shaped canvases, but he always returned to the circular compositions. His paintings from the 1960s were complex, hard-edged circular stripes of bright colors that created pulsating and vibrating optical effects. Later the edges of the circles became broken and uneven, more painterly and less defined. Later still, the circles themselves became more atmospheric, diffuse and ethereal. Since 2007, Tadasky has reintroduced optical effects by infusing his atmospheric circles with brightly colored drips of paint that activate the surface and create a three-dimensional illusion as though the circles bulge out of the picture plane. As Donald Kuspit emphasizes in the catalogue essay, the circles are pure modern abstractions, yet the combination of the brightly colored concentric rings centered in the square canvas is reminiscent of mandalas, invoking a spiritual connotation; a Zen sensibility.

Tadasky, born Tadasuke Kuwayama in Nagoya, Japan in 1935 has lived and worked in New York since 1961. He had numerous solo exhibitions at both the Kootz Gallery and legendary Fischbach Gallery in New York. His paintings were included in the seminal Op art exhibitions, The Responsive Eye, 1965, MoMA, NY and Kinetic and Optical Art Today, 1965, Albright-Knox, Buffalo, NY, as well as more than 35 other group exhibitions. Most recently, his paintings have been included in Optic Art: Perceptual Art of the 1960s, 2007, Columbus Museum of Art, curated by Joe Houston. Tadasky’s work is included in the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY; Albright-Knox, Buffalo, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Museum Art Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagaoka, Japan; Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan, among others.

 

 

 

 


Tadasky by Donald Kuspit as heard on Adobe Airstream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Represented Artists

B183 Tadasky
B183
Acrylic on canvas
1964
47 x 47 inches
 
Tadasky
N219
Acrylic on canvas
2012
48 x 48 inches
 
Tadasky
N218
Acrylic on canvas
2012
48 x 48 inches
 
N103 Tadasky
N103
Acrylic on canvas
2011
30 x 30 inches
 
M306 Tadasky
M306
Acrylic on canvas
2007
71 x 12 inches
 
Tadasky
M272
Acrylic on canvas
2008
21 x 21 inches
 
Tadasky
M163
Acrylic on canvas
2007
47 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches
 
Tadasky
M158
Acrylic on canvas
2008
48 x 48 inches
 
Tadasky
M145
Acrylic on canvas
2008
44 x 44 inches
 
M107 Tadasky
M107
Acrylic on canvas
2008
60 x 60 inches
 
Tadasky
K131
Acrylic on canvas
1998
15 x 29 inches
 
Tadasky
J60
Acrylic on canvas
1989
57 x 57 inches
 
J58 Tadasky
J58
Acrylic on canvas
1989
51 x 51 inches
 
Tadasky
J57
Acrylic on canvas
1989
52 x 52 inches
 
Tadasky
J52
Acrylic on canvas
1989
57 x 57 inches
 
J44 Tadasky
J44
Acrylic on canvas
1988
35 x 35 inches
 
Tadasky
G107
Acrylic on canvas
1970
47 x 47 inches
 
G103 Tadasky
G103
Acrylic on canvas
1975
50 x 50 inches
 
Tadasky
G100
Acrylic on canvas
1977
60 x 60 inches
 
E153 Tadasky
E153
Acrylic on canvas
1969
57 x 57 inches
 
Tadasky
E148
Acrylic on canvas
1969
50 x 50 inches
 
Tadasky
E143
Acrylic on canvas
1970
46 x 46 inches
 
Tadasky
E140
Acrylic on canvas
1970
46 x 46 inches
 
Tadasky
E131
Acrylic on canvas
1970
47 x 47 inches
 
Tadasky
E105
Acrylic on canvas
1969
57 x 57 inches
 
Tadasky
D204
Acrylic on canvas
1966
59 x 59 inches
 
D166 Tadasky
D166
Acrylic on canvas
1967
70 x 12 inches
 
D153 Tadasky
D153
Acrylic on canvas
1966
68 x 68 inches
 
Tadasky
D126
Acrylic on canvas
1965
57 x 57 inches
 
D105 Tadasky
D105
Acrylic on canvas
1966
47 x 47 inches
 
C188 Tadasky
C188
Acrylic on canvas
1965
57 x 57 inches
 
Tadasky
C177a
Acrylic on canvas
1965
47 x 47 inches
 
C143 Tadasky
C143
Acrylic on canvas
1965
47 x 47 inches
 

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