GESTURE THEN AND NOW: THE LEGACY OF ABSRACT EXPRESSIONISM
January 24 - March 23, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 31, 5:00-7:00 PM

GESTURE THEN AND NOW_ THE LEGACY OF ABSRACT EXPRES

Featuring artwork by:

John Connell
Lilly Fenichel
Jean-Marie Haessle
Phillis Ideal
Ward Jackson
Jack Jefferson
Matsumi Kanemitsu
Beatrice Mandelmann
Eugene Newmann
Paul Pascarella
Deborah Remington
Louis Ribak
Michio Takayama

A group exhibition featuring Abstract Expressionist paintings from the 1940s and 50s by Lilly Fenichel, Jack Jefferson and Deborah Remington, each affiliated with the San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism, as well as early and contemporary gestural artwork by a selection of artists from New York, California and Northern New Mexico. The bold, textured gestural stroke, a hallmark of Abstract Expressionist painting, continues to be an essential tool of expression by artists.

This exhibition explores the range of ways in which the gesture has been and continues to be used in painting. These artists use the gesture in a rapid and brushy manner to draw, evoke movement and direction or make a bold and declarative statement, either purely nonrepresentational or in figuration.

Flutter Phillis Ideal
Flutter
Acrylic, collage, and resin on panel
2010
14 x 11 inches
 
Phillis Ideal
Zowie
Acrylic, collage, mixed media on canvas
2008-13
48 x 48 inches
 
Strike Phillis Ideal
Strike
Acrylic on panel
2012
12 x 9 inches
 
B_W _3 Phillis Ideal
B&W #3
I-Phone Print Series
Archival pigment print
2014
31 1/2 x 22 inches
 
I-Phone Print Series_Black _ White _2 Phillis Ideal
B&W #2
I-Phone Print Series
Archival pigment print
2014
31 1/2 x 22 inches
 
I-Phone Print Series_Black _ White _1 Phillis Ideal
B&W #1
I-Phone Print Series
Archival pigment print
2014
31 1/2 x 22 inches
 
Ward Jackson Lighthouse Oil on canvas 1957-58 48 1_2 x 24 1_2 at David Richard Gallery Ward Jackson
Lighthouse
Oil on canvas
1957-58
48 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches
 
Embarcadero _4 Jack Jefferson
Embarcadero #4
Oil on canvas
1962
74 x 60 inches
 
Untitled Jack Jefferson
Untitled (P47)
Oil on canvas
1948
46 x 48 inches
 
Chestnut Street _2 Jack Jefferson
Chestnut Street #2
Oil on canvas
1948
32 x 36 inches
 
Cat Matsumi Kanemitsu
Cat
Sumi ink on paper
1958
25 x 19 5/8 inches
 
Gemini Matsumi Kanemitsu
Gemini (diptych)
Acrylic on canvas
1971
72 x 24 inches
 
Riff 1 Eugene Newmann
Riff 1
Oil on linen
2013
22 1/4 x 19 inches
 
Swimmers Eugene Newmann
Swimmers
Oil on linen
2013
22 x 18 inches
 
Riff 9 Eugene Newmann
Riff 9
Oil on linen
2013
22 x 18 inches
 
Riff 8 Eugene Newmann
Riff 8
Oil on linen
2013
22 1/4 x 19 inches
 
Riff 6 Eugene Newmann
Riff 6
Oil on linen
2013
22 x 18 inches
 
Riff 5 Eugene Newmann
Riff 5
Oil on linen
2013
22 1/4 x 19 inches
 
Riff 4 Eugene Newmann
Riff 4
Oil on linen
2013
22 x 18 inches
 
Riff 3 Eugene Newmann
Riff 3
Oil on linen
2013
22 x 18 inches
 
21 Thousand Leagues Under Deborah Remington
21 Thousand Leagues Under (DR#68)
Color lithograph
1955
21 1/4 x 15 inches
 
Untitled Deborah Remington
Untitled (DR52_Apropos)
Oil on canvas
1953
39 x 51 inches
 
In the Forest Michio Takayama
In the Forest
Oil on linen
1987
37 x 41 inches