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Gloria  Klein Gloria Klein _7 Acrylic on canvas 1979 62 x 60 at David Richard Gallery

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- Acrylic on canvas , 1979
62 x 60 in
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NY, NY:

I grew up in Brownsville, in Brooklyn. I now live in Chinatown. Lower East Side. I wanted to be a teacher growing up—and I became one.

 

Matching paint to paper:

My father was a general contractor and sometimes he needed to match paint to wallpaper.  He said he was color blind and asked me to help him match the paint to the paper.  I think as a result of that experience I preferred working with color as the subject matter. Instead of painting like an action painter or an abstract expressionist, I looked for ways to organize paint on the canvas/paper.  I did collages that resembled Rothko.

 

Color distribution games:

After trying different papers, graph paper was the kind of paper that freed me.  I created games to distribute color. The game I finally chose was to use factors of the width of the canvas, i.e., if the canvas was 60 inches wide, I would use factors of 2 (2 x 30 = 60), 3(3 x 20 = 60), 4 (4 x 15 = 60), 5 x 12, 6 x 10. For example, if the process of distributing the colors began with red, I would start marking off an area  10 inches from the left side with masking tape.  That’d be step one. Step two would be: 30 inches across   I would tape the second vertical line, then the horizontal line ten inches from the top, then 30 inches below the first horizontal line. It’s quite the complicated and tedious process.

 

Hard colors:

I enjoyed color field painting. Mostly paintings that are colorful.   Hard-edge geometric paintings.

           

Peace, strength, harmony:

I have only my most recent work with me now. They are about color but no systems. They give me peace, strength, and harmony.

 

More fun with colors:

I like all colors. And I greatly enjoy mixing colors. And systemic painting, to me, means having a method to plot color. And I think that people like abstract work because they like the beauty that colors can make.

 

And Op Art?:

A clash of colors.

 

Hard-edge?:

 Cleanliness.

 

 

Non-objective painting?:

Freedom.

PRESS

Gloria Klein "On Paper" extended through April 20
Saturday, April 13, 2019
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GLORIA KLEIN
On Paper
Kustera Projects Red Hook, 02/14/2019


Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Systemic Pattern Painting
ArtCritical.com, 09/29/2018


Saturday, September 29, 2018
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EXHIBITIONS

Systemic Pattern Painting: Artists of The Criss-Cross Cooperative featuring Charles DiJulio, Dean Fleming, Richard Kallweit, Gloria Klein, Marilyn Nelson, Clark Richert, Dee Shapiro, Robert Swain, George Woodman, Mario Yrisarry
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - Saturday, October 13, 2018
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Gloria Klein, Dee Shapiro and Mario Yrisarry and will be moderated by Anne Swartz, Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Summer Break, Art Selections, Part I
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - Monday, September 3, 2018
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Gloria  Klein Gloria Klein _7 Acrylic on canvas 1979 62 x 60 at David Richard Gallery #7
Acrylic on canvas   1979
62 x 60 in
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Gloria  Klein Gloria Klein Untitled 03 Acrylic on canvas 1983 60 x 60 at David Richard Gallery Untitled 03
Acrylic on canvas   1983
60 x 60 in
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Gloria  Klein Gloria Klein Annabella Ink on graph paper 1978 14 x 19 at David Richard Gallery Annabella
Ink on graph paper   1978
14 x 19 in
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Gloria  Klein Gloria Klein Black Grays and White Collage Ink Paint and collage on paper 1984 10 x 15 at David Richard Gallery Black Grays and White Collage
Ink Paint and collage on paper   1984
10 x 15 in
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Gloria  Klein Gloria Klein Black and White Drawing on Graph Paper Drawing on paper 1978 10.75 x 9.75 at David Richard Gallery Black and White Drawing on Graph Paper
Drawing on paper   1978
10.75 x 9.75 in
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Gloria  Klein Gloria Klein Floridian Cage Marker on Keuffel and Esser paper 1979 11 x 17 at David Richard Gallery Floridian Cage
Marker on Keuffel and Esser paper   1979
11 x 17 in
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