SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PAINTING:
1970s PAINTING PER SE
July 1 - July 31, 2011
Monday - Saturday or by appointment 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Opening reception with artists: July 8, 2011 5:00 - 8:00 PM

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PAINTING_

A group exhibition featuring: Charles Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, Karl Benjamin, Jerrold Burchman, Hans Burkhardt, Karen Carson, Judy Chicago, Ron Davis, Tony DeLap, Merion Estes, Charles Garabedian, Scott Grieger, Marvin Harden, Maxwell Hendler, Ynez Johnston, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Craig Kauffman, Helen Lundeberg, Ed Moses, Margarette Nielsen, Peter Plagens, Tom Wudl and Norman Zammitt.

Curated by: Peter Frank and David Eichholtz

July 1 - 31, 2011

Panel discussion with Peter Frank, Co-curator and Artists: Judy Chicago, Tony DeLap and others, Friday, July 8, 2011, 2:00-3:30 PM, Santa Fe Convention Center

Opening reception at gallery: Friday, July 8, 2011, 5:00-8:00 PM

Gallery discussion with curators and artists: Saturday, July 9, 2011, 2:00 PM

David Richard Contemporary 130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D, Santa Fe, NM 87501 p 505-983-9555 | f 505-983-1284 | www.DavidRichardContemporary.com

David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present Southern California Painting, 1970s: Painting Per Se, the first of four exhibitions the gallery will present over the next two years that will take an in-depth look at various aspects of Southern California painting during the 1970s— a period now being reassessed as an historically important time in California and the rest of the US. In Southern California, the 1970s saw several tendencies emerge from the “Cool School,” including Pop, hard-edge abstraction, “Fetish Finish” craze and the “Light and Space” movement, all continuing from the ‘60s, and a range of artmaking that included hyper-realism, painterly figuration, gestural abstraction, and “material” abstraction. There was tremendous experimentation with industrial materials and manufacturing processes, and an increasing desire to capture the open expanses and bright light of the California landscape. All these movements were unique to California, only tangentially related to and distinctly different from the Lyrical Abstraction, Minimalism, Pop and Op Art of New York. This first exhibition, Painting Per Se, on view at David Richard Contemporary for the month of July, will present paintings from 1970s Southern California that mostly utilize traditional supports, such as canvas, linen, panel or paper and pigmented media, including oil, acrylic or watercolor. A few works on alternative supports—acrylic, vinyl—provide a sneak preview into subsequent exhibitions. Hard-edged, geometric, minimal and Light and Space painting will be represented by the artwork of Charles Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, Karl Benjamin, Karen Carson, Judy Chicago, Ron Davis, Tony DeLap, Helen Lundeberg, Ed Moses, Peter Plagens, and Norman Zammitt. The work of Jerrold Burchman, Marvin Harden and Matsumi Kanemitsu demonstrate the range of not only the gestural and painterly approaches to artmaking, but also painting supports. Figuration was very much a part of the So Cal scene, as represented by the paintings of Hans Burkhardt, Charles Garabedian, Scott Grieger, Maxwell Hendler, Ynez Johnston and Margaret Nielsen. A range of constructions that incorporate novel materials and media that allowed artists to explore painterly issues with a different approach is exemplified in the work of Merion Estes, Craig Kauffman and Tom Wudl, which foreshadows what we refer to as “material abstraction,” also the subject of a subsequent exhibition.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an on-line catalog at DavidRichardContemporary.com, including an essay by co-curator Peter Frank, art historian, Associate Editor at Fabrik magazine, and art critic for the Huffington Post.
 

 

 


Exhibited Work

Untitled 1 Charles Arnoldi
Untitled 1
Acrylic on canvas
1976
32 x 32 inches
 
Untitled 3 Charles Arnoldi
Untitled 3
Acrylic on canvas
1976
32 x 32 inches
 
Untitled 4 Charles Arnoldi
Untitled 4
Acrylic on canvas
1976
32 x 32 inches
 
Untitled 2 Charles Arnoldi
Untitled 2
Acrylic on canvas
1976
32 x 32 inches
 
Wiliwili Draculas Billy Al Bengston
Wiliwili Draculas
Acrylic on canvas
1979
76 x 76 inches
 
_8 Karl Benjamin
#8
Oil on canvas
1971
68 x 68 inches
 
_25 Karl Benjamin
#25
Oil on canvas
1977
50 x 40 1/2 inches
 
_7 Karl Benjamin
#7
Oil on canvas
1972
30 x 40 inches
 
Untitled (10-13) William Brice
Untitled (10-13)
Graphite on tracing paper
1980
24 x 19 inches
 
Untitled (10-48) William Brice
Untitled (10-48)
Ink on paper
1983
24 x 18 inches
 
Untitled (10-31) William Brice
Untitled (10-31)
Charcoal on paper
1980
17 7/8 x 23 3/4 inches
 
Untitled (10-23) William Brice
Untitled (10-23)
Charcoal on paper
1978
24 x 18 inches
 
The Cathedral (Vietnam) Hans Burkhardt
The Cathedral (Vietnam)
Oil on canvas
1970
60 x 50 inches
 
Untitled Hans Burkhardt
Untitled
Oil on canvas
1976
60 x 50 inches
 
Texas Hans Burkhardt
Texas
Oil on canvas
1970
20 x 24 inches
 
Vietnam Hans Burkhardt
Vietnam
Oil on canvas
1970
19 3/4 x 24 inches
 
Eclipse Jerrold Burchman
Eclipse
Mixed media
1976
25 1/2 x 22 inches
 
Untitled Grey Jerrold Burchman
Untitled Grey
Acrylics/Rhoplex on paper
1972
96 x 144 inches
 
Touch Jerrold Burchman
Touch
Acrylics/Rhoplex on paper
1976
96 x 96 inches
 
Spectrum Jerrold Burchman
Spectrum
Acrylics/Rhoplex on paper
1970
114 x 108 inches
 
Cream and Green Karen Carson
Cream and Green
Acrylic on canvas
1980
60 inches
 
Geometric Disc Karen Carson
Geometric Disc
Acrylic on canvas
1980
51 inches
 
Black Hole Karen Carson
Black Hole
Acrylic on canvas
1980
51 inches
 
Evening Fan - Fresno Fans Series Judy Chicago
Evening Fan - Fresno Fans Series
Sprayed acrylic on acrylic
1971
60 x 120 inches
 
Sky Sun - Flesh Garden Series Judy Chicago
Sky Sun - Flesh Garden Series
Sprayed acrylic on acrylic
1971
96 x 96 inches
 
Stroner - Floater Series Ronald Davis
Stroner - Floater Series
Cel-vinyl acrylic on canvas
1978
84 x 66 inches
 
Lamont Ronald Davis
Lamont
Cel-Vinyl Acrylic on canvas
1978
90 x 66 inches
 
Yoder Ronald Davis
Yoder
Cel-Vinyl Acrylic on canvas
1979
66 x 66 inches
 
The Whim of Tituba Tony DeLap
The Whim of Tituba
Acrylic on canvas and wood
1979
19 x 19 5/8 inches
 
Dedi of Desnefru Tony DeLap
Dedi of Desnefru
Acrylic on canvas and wood
1976
89 x 73 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
 
Ortega _1 Doug Edge
Ortega #1
Acrylic on canvas
1976
36 x 72 inches
 
Ortega _3 Doug Edge
Ortega #3
Acrylic on canvas
1977
60 x 60 inches
 
Merion Estes
Lavender Twins
Acrylic lacquer on vinyl
1977
48 x 4 x 12 inches
 
Landscape Charles Garabedian
Landscape
Acrylic and collage on paper
1976
44 1/2 x 80 inches
 
Still Life with Gun Charles Garabedian
Still Life with Gun
Acrylic on paper
1977
29 3/4 x 39 3/4 inches
 
Match Man Scott Grieger
Match Man
Oil on canvas
1977
27 x 31.5 inches
 
Past History Scott Grieger
Past History
Oil on canvas
1975
30 x 30 inches
 
Telephone Headed Antelope Landing on a Key Scott Grieger
Telephone Headed Antelope Landing on a Key
Cartoon color on illustration board
1976
31.25 x 39.25 inches
 
In a brightness_ as in dreams_ it sometimes seems that fine focus blurs Marvin Harden
In a brightness, as in dreams, it sometimes seems that fine focus blurs
Mixed media on paper
1979
39 5/16 x 27 1/2 inches
 
Oh Randy Maxwell Hendler
Oh Randy
Watercolor on paper
1978
9 5/8 x 6 3/8 inches
 
On Your Own Day Maxwell Hendler
On Your Own Day
Watercolor on paper
1979
6 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches
 
So Much for Philosophy Maxwell Hendler
So Much for Philosophy
Watercolor on paper
1976
10 x 9 inches
 
Acquarium Maxwell Hendler
Acquarium
Watercolor on paper
1978
12 1/2 x 7 inches
 
Untitled (rock and wood) Maxwell Hendler
Untitled (rock and wood)
Watercolor on paper
1980
8 1/4 x 6 inches
 
Palace of the Snow Leopard Ynez Johnston
Palace of the Snow Leopard
Oil on canvas
1971
30 x 20 inches
 
Rounding the Shoal Ynez Johnston
Rounding the Shoal
Oil on canvas
1971
30 x 20 inches
 
By Land and By Sea Ynez Johnston
By Land and By Sea
Mixed media on paper
1973
19 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches
 
Gemini Matsumi Kanemitsu
Gemini (diptych)
Acrylic on canvas
1971
72 x 24 inches
 
Untitled (WC5) Matsumi Kanemitsu
Untitled (WC5)
Watercolor on paper
1971
16 x 20 inches
 
Untitled (WC2) Matsumi Kanemitsu
Untitled (WC2)
Watercolor on paper
1971
30 x 22 1/2 inches
 
Untitled (WC1) Matsumi Kanemitsu
Untitled (WC1)
Watercolor on paper
1971
29 3/4 x 22 1/2 inches
 
Caroline_s Rickets Craig Kauffman
Caroline's Rickets
Acrylic on wood and muslin
1975
62 x 60 inches
 
Arcanum Helen Lundeberg
Arcanum
Acrylic on canvas
1970
20 x 20 inches
 
Untitled Helen Lundeberg
Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
1970
54 x 30 inches
 
Dark View Helen Lundeberg
Dark View
Acrylic on canvas
1974
60 x 60 inches
 
Char-kol Ed Moses
Char-kol
Tape and charcoal
1978
39 1/2 x 32 1/4 inches
 
Confessions of a Fellatrix Peter Plagens
Confessions of a Fellatrix
Acrylic on canvas
1979
66 x 90 inches
 
Kamenev Peter Plagens
Kamenev
Oil and acrylic on canvas
1975
58 x 79 inches
 
Untitled Tom Wudl
Untitled
Acrylic on perforated paper
1979
23 1/4 x 18 inches
 
Homage to Buckminster Fuller Tom Wudl
Homage to Buckminster Fuller
Acrylic on paper
1973
28 x 37 inches
 
Yellow to Violet II Norman Zammitt
Yellow to Violet II
Acrylic on canvas
1978
41 x 9 1/4 inches
 
Gemini I Norman Zammitt
Gemini I
Acrylic on canvas board
1978
9 x 12 inches
 
Gemini II Norman Zammitt
Gemini II
Acrylic on canvas board
1978
6 x 12 inches
 
Black to White Norman Zammitt
Black to White
Acrylic on canvas board
1978
16 x 12 inches
 
Green One 2 Norman Zammitt
Green One 2
Acrylic on canvas board
1975
16 x 12 inches
 
Burning Yellow 1 Norman Zammitt
Burning Yellow 1
Acrylic on canvas board
1978
72 1/4 x 9 x 3/4 inches
 
Buffalo Blue Norman Zammitt
Buffalo Blue
Acrylic on canvas board
1977
9 x 12 inches
 
South Wall 1 Norman Zammitt
South Wall 1
Acrylic on canvas board
1975
12 x 9 inches
 
Spectrum Return 3 Norman Zammitt
Spectrum Return 3
Acrylic on canvas board
1975
12 x 9 inches
 
Hard White Edge 2 Norman Zammitt
Hard White Edge 2
Acrylic on canvas board
1976
10 x 8 inches
 
Elusive Eureka 3 Norman Zammitt
Elusive Eureka 3
Acrylic on canvas board
1977
9 x 7 inches
 
North Wall 1 Norman Zammitt
North Wall 1
Acrylic on canvas board
1975
12 x 9 inches
 

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