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Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/Light/Space

April 19, 2018 - September 16, 2018

By 1960, Richard Pousette-Dart was widely recognized for his contributions to Abstract Expressionism. Between 1960 and the mid-1970s, however, the painter explored new artistic strategies and techniques. The resulting works, replete with sparkling colors and brilliant whites, reflect the energy that the artist experienced in his environment. Stressing the immaterial and performative qualities of art and the importance of the creative process itself, Pousette-Dart created a legacy of enduring significance for contemporary artists and viewers.

Introduction

By 1960, Richard Pousette-Dart was widely recognized for his contributions to Abstract Expressionism. Between 1960 and the mid-1970s, however, the painter explored new artistic strategies and techniques. The resulting works, replete with sparkling colors and brilliant whites, reflect the energy that the artist experienced in his environment. Stressing the immaterial and performative qualities of art and the importance of the creative process itself, Pousette-Dart created a legacy of enduring significance for contemporary artists and viewers.

 

Works in the Exhibition

"Magnetic Space," 1962, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery

"Magnetic Space," 1962, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery

"Meditation on the Drifting Stars," 1962-63, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery

"Meditation on the Drifting Stars," 1962-63, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery

"Hieroglyph Number 7 (Hieroglyph of Light)," 1968-69, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery

"Hieroglyph Number 7 (Hieroglyph of Light)," 1968-69, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery

"Radiance Number 8 (Imploding Light Red)," 1973-74, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery

"Radiance Number 8 (Imploding Light Red)," 1973-74, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery

"Presence, Amaranth Garden #1," 1974, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery

"Presence, Amaranth Garden #1," 1974, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery

"White Silence," 1974, acrylic on linen,  by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery

"White Silence," 1974, acrylic on linen, by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery

"Untitled (Ramapo Freeze)," 1976, graphite, by Richard Pousette-Dart. Courtesy the Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart and Pace Gallery, New York. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

"Untitled (Ramapo Freeze)," 1976, graphite, by Richard Pousette-Dart. Courtesy the Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart and Pace Gallery, New York. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Particle Implosion, 1976, graphite, by Richard Pousette-Dart. Courtesy the Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart and Pace Gallery, New York. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Particle Implosion, 1976, graphite, by Richard Pousette-Dart. Courtesy the Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart and Pace Gallery, New York. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Pallid Spring, 1989–1990, graphite by Richard Pousette-Dart. Courtesy the Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart and Pace Gallery, New York. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Pallid Spring, 1989–1990, graphite by Richard Pousette-Dart. Courtesy the Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart and Pace Gallery, New York. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Visiting the Exhibition

April 19, 2018 - September 16, 2018

    Boyd Gallery, Shaw Ruddock Gallery