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.

 

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Acrylic on canvas
1974
50 x 30 inches
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Gloria Klein Untitled Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
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Gloria Klein Untitled Acrylic on canvas 1992 30 x 30 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
1992
30 x 30 inches
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Gloria Klein Untitled Acrylic on canvas 1983 59 x 40 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Untitled
Acrylic on canvas
1983
59 x 40 inches
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Gloria Klein Panel _2 Acrylic on canvas 39 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Panel #2
Acrylic on canvas
39 x 24 inches
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Gloria Klein GK ND 15 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
GK ND 15
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches
$10,000  
Gloria Klein Annabella Ink on graph paper 1978 14 x 19 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Annabella
Ink on graph paper
1978
14 x 19 inches
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Gloria Klein Painted Graph Paper Acrylic on paper 1982 17 x 22 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Painted Graph Paper
Acrylic on paper
1982
17 x 22 inches
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Gloria Klein Letter Forming Squares on Graph Paper Colored ink on graph paper 13 x 18 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Letter Forming Squares on Graph Paper
Colored ink on graph paper
13 x 18 inches
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Gloria Klein Yellow Drawing with Hatchmarks Colored pencil on painted graph paper 1979 11 x 17 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Yellow Drawing with Hatchmarks
Colored pencil on painted graph paper
1979
11 x 17 inches
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Gloria Klein Letter Writing Drawing on paper 1970 7 x 9 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Letter Writing
Drawing on paper
1970
7 x 9 inches
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Gloria Klein Black and White Drawing on Graph Paper Drawing on paper 1978 10.75 x 9.75 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Black and White Drawing on Graph Paper
Drawing on paper
1978
10.75 x 9.75 inches
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Gloria Klein Grid on Graph Paper Drawing on paper 8 x 10 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Grid on Graph Paper
Drawing on paper
8 x 10 inches
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Gloria Klein Unbound Sketchbook Drawing on paper 1972 8.25 x 5.5 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Unbound Sketchbook
Drawing on paper
1972
8.25 x 5.5 inches
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Gloria Klein Fold Out a Notebook Drawing on paper 6 x 3.5 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Fold Out a Notebook
Drawing on paper
6 x 3.5 inches
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Gloria Klein Black Grays and White Collage Ink Paint and collage on paper 1984 10 x 15 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Black Grays and White Collage
Ink Paint and collage on paper
1984
10 x 15 inches
$1,500  
Gloria Klein Painting Plan Acrylic and pencil on paper 11 x 17 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Painting Plan
Acrylic and pencil on paper
11 x 17 inches
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Gloria Klein Magenta Divisor Marker on Keuffel and Esser paper 11 x 17 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Magenta Divisor
Marker on Keuffel and Esser paper
11 x 17 inches
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Gloria Klein Floridian Cage Marker on Keuffel and Esser paper 1979 11 x 17 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
Floridian Cage
Marker on Keuffel and Esser paper
1979
11 x 17 inches
$1,700  
Gloria Klein NYC 19 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
NYC 19
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches
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Gloria Klein NYC 14 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
NYC 14
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches
$18,000  
Gloria Klein NYC 27 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
NYC 27
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches
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Gloria Klein NYC 16 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60 at David Richard Gallery Gloria Klein
NYC 16
Acrylic on canvas
60 x 60 inches
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