The first exhibition of new paintings by Robert Mangold in our gallery dates back to the year 1973. In 1977 we hosted an inaugural showing of Sylvia Plimack Mangold with an impressive group of works that had only just been created.
Over the following decades, representative solo exhibitions were regularly held. Friends of the gallery thus had the opportunity to follow the enthralling creative paths of these two painters. Their independent and autonomous bodies of work attest to an immense and fundamental artistic achievement, marked by constancy and transformation.
Our group exhibition presents paintings and works on paper from different creative phases.
The two “Ripped Paper Pieces”, created by Sol LeWitt in 1973 and 1975, make reference to the extensive recent publication by Dieter Schwarz. It comprehensively, precisely and knowledgeably documents this little known work group, which exemplifies the conceptual approach of the 1970s.
The book “Sol LeWitt – Folds & Rips” demonstrates that concepts can lead to a compelling wealth of inventions and discoveries. A gouache by the artist from 1997 shows that Sol LeWitt was able to reintegrate and transform the formal ideas from that time in the group of “Irregular Shapes”.
The current presentation includes further works by artists of the gallery, constituting a thoroughly valid representation of each individual creator's artistic stance.
Visitors will encounter works by James Bishop, Joseph Egan, Richard Francisco, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Sol LeWitt, Glen Rubsamen and Richard Tuttle. #
Over the coming months, the exhibition will undergo further changes.
INSIGHT – ARTWORKS IN THE SPOTLIGHT makes it possible to view art wherever you happen to be. We present a small but carefully chosen selection of images and texts, giving you the opportunity to become acquainted with some of the works by our artists online. If you would like to see the original artworks, we look forward to welcoming you in the gallery.
Neues Online-Format: INSIGHT #2
June 28 to August 25, 2023
Publisher: ER Publishing, Edited by Molly Warnock
Joseph Egan and Anton Himstedt: Common Ground
Publisher: Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop, Ulrike Growe
INSIGHT #3 spotlights the graphic work of Fred Sandback through three examples from 1974 and 1982.