We are pleased to present color-saturated paintings and photographs by gallery artists that span a range of eras, aesthetics and techniques.
The show features striking abstract canvases by Robert Natkin (b. 1930, Chicago; d. 2010, Danbury, Connecticut), on view in the gallery for the first time. Associated with the Color Field and Lyrical Abstraction painters, Natkin was celebrated as an unsurpassed colorist and for the beauty of his large-scale abstract works. On his canvases, paint creates a seemingly infinite space in which iconographic details appear to hover or float through illusory depths.
Alongside are paintings by longtime gallery artists, including Vittorio Matino (b. 1943, Tirana, Albania; d. 2022, Nice, France ), known for his plunging vertical compositions and exceptional use of vibrant color that radiates from the canvas as pure energy, and Joan Vennum (1930–2021, New York), who created luminous, color-flooded paintings that explore spatial environments both real and imagined.
Also on view are vivid new paintings—on paper and linen—by Ricardo Mazal (b. 1950, Mexico City). These lavishly colored abstract works offer a preview of the noted Mexican artist’s upcoming solo exhibition at the New York gallery in October.
From New York artist Miya Ando (b. 1973, Los Angeles): new additions to her moon series made with natural indigo dye and powdered pure silver on Kozo paper. In these works, and for the first time in the series, Ando’s moons are set against a backdrop of mountains shrouded in atmospheric vapor.
Melding aesthetics and activism are photographs by London-based American artist Karen Knorr (b. 1954, Frankfurt) who digitally fuses exotic animals into grand architectural settings to frame issues of power rooted in cultural heritage, and sculptural paintings by Carlos Rolón (b. 1970, Chicago), which the Chicago-based artist constructs from fragments of vintage tile, glazed porcelain, marble, mirror and stone, referencing the power of nature to alter its own landscape and humanity’s enduring ability to rebuild.