Gloria Klein
Systemic Painting and Pattern
September 7 - October 7, 2017
Opening reception, Saturday, September 9, 2017 4:00 - 7:00 PM

GLORIA KLIEN

New York-based artist Gloria Klein was an early member of the Pattern and Decoration movement in the 1970s. She was an active participant in the artist’s co-operative Criss-Cross, which was co-founded by Clark Richert and included George Woodman, Marilyn Nelson, Dee Shapiro and Robert Swain, among others. Her work was frequently featured in their avant-garde publication, Criss-Cross Art Communications. Klein’s rigorous and colorful geometric abstract paintings are based on her own mathematical system for dividing and organizing her canvases and systematically distributing colors to create stunning and detailed compositions.

 

Klein, a systemic painter, used this process to experiment with her palettes and compositions, creating intricate patters that range from completely chaotic to highly structured with geometric grids and every variation in between. Her interest in mark making began with the hatch mark, varying in length and slight shifts in the angle, these slender hard-edged elements were core to her paintings and intricate drawings. Like the stitch in sewing, a single stitch only makes one mark, but collectively, hundreds and thousands of them create intricate patterns and complex compositions. Over time, the hatch mark was combined with small squares to create more complex layers of marks and patterns, then to compositions of just squares. Each motif and composition was made unique with striking color palettes and juxtapositions that created delicate and multi-layered patterns and novel hues.

 

GK Gloria Klein
GK
Acrylic on canvas
1974
50 x 30 inches
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Untitled Gloria Klein
Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
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Untitled Gloria Klein
Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
1992
30 x 30 inches
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Untitled Gloria Klein
Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
1983
40 x 59 inches
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Panel _2 Gloria Klein
Panel #2
Acrylic on canvas
39 x 24 inches
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GK ND 15 Gloria Klein
GK ND 15
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches
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Annabella Gloria Klein
Annabella
Ink on graph paper
1978
14 x 19 inches
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Painted Graph Paper Gloria Klein
Painted Graph Paper
Acrylic on paper
1982
17 x 22 inches
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Letter Forming Squares on Graph Paper Gloria Klein
Letter Forming Squares on Graph Paper
Colored ink on graph paper
13 x 18 inches
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Yellow Drawing with Hatchmarks Gloria Klein
Yellow Drawing with Hatchmarks
Colored pencil on painted graph paper
1979
11 x 17 inches
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Letter Writing Gloria Klein
Letter Writing
Drawing on paper
1970
7 x 9 inches
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Black and White Drawing on Graph Paper Gloria Klein
Black and White Drawing on Graph Paper
Drawing on paper
1978
10.75 x 9.75 inches
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Grid on Graph Paper Gloria Klein
Grid on Graph Paper
Drawing on paper
8 x 10 inches
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Unbound Sketchbook Gloria Klein
Unbound Sketchbook
Drawing on paper
1972
8.25 x 5.5 inches
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Fold Out a Notebook Gloria Klein
Fold Out a Notebook
Drawing on paper
6 x 3.5 inches
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Black Grays and White Collage Gloria Klein
Black Grays and White Collage
Ink Paint and collage on paper
1984
10 x 15 inches
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Painting Plan Gloria Klein
Painting Plan
Acrylic and pencil on paper
11 x 17 inches
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Magenta Divisor Gloria Klein
Magenta Divisor
Marker on Keuffel and Esser paper
11 x 17 inches
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Floridian Cage Gloria Klein
Floridian Cage
Marker on Keuffel and Esser paper
1979
11 x 17 inches
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NYC 19 Gloria Klein
NYC 19
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches
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NYC 14 Gloria Klein
NYC 14
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches
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NYC 27 Gloria Klein
NYC 27
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches
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NYC 16 Gloria Klein
NYC 16
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches
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David Richard Gallery, LLC
211 East 121st Street, New York, NY 10035 | p (212) 882-1705
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday or by appointment

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