Buhmann on Art, Oct. 31, 2013
- Ad Reinhardt in his studio, New York, 1966.
PHOTO BY MARVIN LAZARUS
David Zwirner just recently took on Reinhardt’s estate, and this will be the much-anticipated first solo exhibition of this major artist there. Renowned for his work as an abstract painter and for his influence on Minimalism, Reinhardt (1913-1967) was a pioneer of hard-edge painting. By the 1950s he began to limit his formerly eclectic palette to a single color, moving from red to blue and finally to black. His so-called “black” paintings of the 1960s are considered his most influential. While appearing at first glance to be simply black, a geometric structure composed of black and nearly black shades is revealed upon closer inspection.
Nov. 7-Dec. 18, at David Zwirner (537 W. 20th St., btw. 10th & 11th Aves.). Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-6pm. Call 212-727-2070 or visit davidzwirner.com.
- Ad Reinhardt’s first solo exhibition at David Zwirner is on view, Nov. 7-Dec. 18.
© 2013 ESTATE OF AD REINHARDT/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS)
- John O’Connor: “Portrait of a Psychopath” (2a012, Graphite, colored pencil on paper, 74 x 73 inches). At Pierogi, through Nov. 10.
Working in collage, drawing and sometimes sculpture, O’Connor focuses on the visualization of complex subtexts. His compositions navigate between pure abstraction and patterns while often incorporating snippets of language. This makes for dense visual and intellectually layered tapestries that evoke conglomerates of data, idiosyncratic systems, and codes. Here, information is transmitted through color and form, rhythmically weaving together the content of each piece.
- inches). At Pierogi, through Nov. 10.
Through Nov. 10. At Pierogi (177 North Ninth St., btw. Bedford & Driggs Aves., in Brooklyn). Hours: Tues.-Sun. 11am-6pm. Call 718-599-2144 or visit pierogi2000.com.
– BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN