Date: Fri 10-Sep-1999
Date: Fri 10-Sep-1999
Selected Works From The Frankenthaler Collection At Neuberger Museum
(with 1 cut)
PURCHASE, N.Y. -- "Frankenthaler: A Selection of Paintings from the Collection
of the Artist, 1951-1992," will be presented at the Neuberger Museum of Art
from September 19 through January 2. The exhibition depicts an outstanding
synopsis of the significant accomplishments of celebrated American artist
Helen Frankenthaler across five decades. It features 13 large-scale paintings
that trace her development from the 50s through the 90s.
Helen Frankenthaler was a pioneer in the evolution of Abstract Expressionism.
From there, she progressed into her own romantic and lyrical styles typified
by interwoven fields of color. Frankenthaler was 23 in 1951 when she painted
"Ed Winston's Tropical Gardens," one of the works in the exhibition. Even at
this early stage in her development, she displayed originality, self-assurance
and an unusual ability to control and manipulate representational content and
abstract formal structure.
Frankenthaler changed the course of abstract painting when she introduced
soak-staining in the 1950s. Her technique made color inseparable from the
picture surface. By stopping there, Frankenthaler could have insured her
reputation. However, she continued to expand her vocabulary of forms, pushing
the limits and exploring a broad variety of possibilities and gestures.
In 1951, Frankenthaler achieved her first solo exhibition with New York's
Tibor de Nagy Gallery. Beginning in 1959, she was associated with the Andre
Emmerich Gallery for over 35 years. Since 1992, she has been represented by
Knoedler & Co. In 1966, along with Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein and Jules
Olitski, she was selected to represent the United States at the International
Exhibition of Art in Venice. In the New York area, her works have been shown
at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and
the Museum of Modern Art.
The Neuberger Museum of Art is located on the campus of Purchase College.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday
from 11 am to 5 pm. For information call 914/251-6100.