“Park Place Gallery: Founders and Friends, Then and Now”

Featuring: Dean Fleming, Linda Fleming, Patsy Krebs, Ronnie Landfield, Ed Ruda, Robert Swain, Leo Valledor, Neil Williams and Mario Yrisarry

February 3 - March 31, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday February 3, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 PM
“Park Place Gallery: Founders and Friends, Then and Now”
Gallery Talk with Artist Patsy Krebs and Curator David Eichholtz

“Park Place Gallery: Founders and Friends, Then and Now”


The Park Place Gallery, initially located at 79 Park Place in lower Manhattan, became an important artist collective and exhibition venue for experimental art in New York in the 1960s. The founding members, many transplants from the West Coast, were comprised of five painters: Dean Fleming, Tamara Melcher, David Novros, Edwin Ruda, Leo Valledor and five sculptors: Mark de Suvero, Peter Forakis, Robert Grosvenor, Anthony Magar and Forrest Myers. The gallery director was Paul Cooper.

Working in diverse materials and approaches, the group formed in 1962 to explore their mutual interest in literal and illusory space, music and social concerns. The founders invited their friends and younger artists to exhibit at Park Place Gallery where together they explored cutting edge and experimental art that included geometric abstraction, Op Art, shaped canvases, minimalism and large-scale sculpture. Their friends and guest exhibitors included many notable and important artists, including Sol LeWitt, Al Held, Brice Marden, Carl Andre, Eva Hesse, Peter Reginato and Joan Jonas among others. The gallery moved in 1965 to West Broadway in SoHo where it remained until 1967.

David Richard Gallery is pleased to present “Park Place gallery: Founders and Friends, Then and Now”. The focus of the exhibition will be on paintings and drawings from the 1960s as well as later career works from founding members Dean Fleming, Edwin Ruda and Leo Valledor along with several of their friends and quest exhibitors at Park Place: Linda Fleming, Patsy Krebs, Ronnie Landsfield, Robert Swain, Neil Williams and Mario Yrisarry. The exhibition will be presented February 3 through March 25, 2017, with an opening reception and several of the artists present on Friday, February 3 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. There will be a gallery talk with artist Patsy Krebs and curator David Eichholtz on Saturday, February 4 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. David Richard Gallery is located at 1570 Pacheco Street, Suite A1, Santa Fe, NM 87505, P: 505-983-9555.

The members of the Park Place Group and Gallery have been the subject of several important museum exhibitions that explored their contributions and importance in the then burgeoning, cutting edge art scene in Lower Manhattan during the 1960s. Curated by Linda Dalrymple Henderson, the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, presented “Reimagining Space: The Park Place Gallery Group in 1960s New York” from September 28, 2008 to January 18, 2009. Currently, on view through April 1, 2017 at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery is the exhibition, “Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965”, curated by Melissa Rachleff. This presentation includes several artworks by Park Place Gallery founding members Dean Fleming, Edwin Ruda and Leo Valledor.

 

 

 

Dean Fleming Untitled 1964 32 x 32 at David Richard Gallery Dean Fleming
Untitled
1964
32 x 32 inches
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Dean Fleming Papados_ Greece Acrylic on canvas 1964 82 x 82 at David Richard Gallery Dean Fleming
Papados, Greece
Acrylic on canvas
1964
82 x 82 inches
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1967-4 Linda Fleming
1967-4
Gouache and pencil on paper
1967
9 x 12 inches
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1969-11 Linda Fleming
1969-11
Gouache and pencil on paper
1969
8.5 x 11 inches
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1968-10 Linda Fleming
1968-10
Gouache and pencil on paper
1968
8.5 x 11 inches
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1967-6 Linda Fleming
1967-6
Gouache and pencil on paper
1967
8.5 x 11 inches
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1968-2 Linda Fleming
1968-2
Gouache and pencil on paper
1968
5.75 x 8.5 inches
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1968-7 Linda Fleming
1968-7
Gouache and pencil on paper
1968
8.5 x 8 inches
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1969-1 Linda Fleming
1969-1
Gouache and pencil on paper
1969
7.375 x 7.375 inches
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1969-4 Linda Fleming
1969-4
Pencil on paper
1969
11 x 8.5 inches
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Streak Linda Fleming
Streak
Powder coated steel
2016
66 x 49 x 2 inches
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1968-6 Linda Fleming
1968-6
Gouache and pencil on paper
1968
8.5 x 8 inches
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Untitled Patsy Krebs
Untitled
Gouache on paper
1966
9.125 x 9 inches
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Ronnie Landfield Irresistible Force Acrylic on canvas 1999 57 x 58 at David Richard Gallery Ronnie Landfield
Irresistible Force
Acrylic on canvas
1999
57 x 58 inches
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Metro 1 Ed Ruda
Metro 1
Acrylic on canvas
1967
62.5 x 72 inches
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Metro II Ed Ruda
Metro II
Acrylic on canvas
1968
62.5 x 72 inches
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Robert Swain Untitled 5x5-1x23 Acrylic on canvas 2015 60 x 60 at David RIchard Gallery Robert Swain
Untitled 5x5-1x23
Acrylic on canvas
2015
60 x 60 inches
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Robert Swain Untitled 7x7 - 3x15F Acrylic on canvas 2015 84 x 84 at David Richard Gallery Robert Swain
Untitled 7x7 - 3x15F
Acrylic on canvas
2015
84 x 84 inches
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Robert Swain Untitled 6x6 - 9x29 Acrylic on canvas 2016 72 x 72 at David Richard Gallery Robert Swain
Untitled 6x6 - 9x29
Acrylic on canvas
2016
72 x 72 inches
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Robert Swain Untitled_ 6x7-01 Acrylic on canvas 1989 72 x 84 at David Richard Gallery Robert Swain
Untitled, 6x7-01
Acrylic on canvas
1989
72 x 84 inches
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Robert Swain Untitled Study for 6 x 7–09 Acrylic on masonite 1993 43 x 47 at David Richard Gallery Robert Swain
Untitled Study for 6 x 7–09
Acrylic on masonite
1993
43 x 47 inches
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Robert Swain Untitled Study for 6 x 7–15_ Acrylic on masonite 1993 42 x 46 at David Richard Gallery Robert Swain
Untitled Study for 6 x 7–15'
Acrylic on masonite
1993
42 x 46 inches
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Leo Valledor Fancy Dance Acrylic and oil on canvas 1981 36 x 48 at David Richard Gallery Leo Valledor
Fancy Dance
Acrylic and oil on canvas
1981
36 x 48 inches
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Leo Valledor Zam Acrylic on canvas 1984 66 x 120 x 2 at David Richard Gallery Leo Valledor
Zam
Acrylic on canvas
1984
66 x 120 x 2 inches
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Together Leo Valledor
Together
Oil on canvas
1968
48 x 68 inches
 
Source Leo Valledor
Source
Acrylic and oil on canvas
1969-70
60 inches
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Go Kart Neil Williams
Go Kart
Oil on canvas
1963
25 x 25 inches
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Untitled Neil Williams
Untitled
Oil on canvas
1963
25 x 25 inches
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Keil Neil Williams
Keil
Oil on canvas
1965
38 x 48 inches
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Mario Yrisarry Septenary Yellow Acrylic on canvas 1974  66 x 66 at David Richard Gallery Mario Yrisarry
Septenary Yellow
Acrylic on canvas
1974
66 x 66 inches
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Mario Yrisarry Omega Acrylic on canvas 1964 73 1_2 x 68 at David Richard Gallery Mario Yrisarry
Omega
Acrylic on canvas
1964
73 1/2 x 68 inches
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Mario Yrisarry Viva Vida Acrylic on linen 1972 72 x 72 at David Richard Gallery Mario Yrisarry
Viva Vida
Acrylic on linen
1972
72 x 72 inches
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Mario Yrisarry Summer Acrylic on canvas 1965 77 x 68 at David Richard Gallery Mario Yrisarry
Summer
Acrylic on canvas
1965
77 x 68 inches
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