Friday, May 5, 2017

Ellsworth Kelly In Back and White


Lots of buzz in the arts media about a show featuring the final paintings from the late Ellsworth Kelly at the Matthew Marks Gallery in NYC. If you like minimalism you like Kelly. For that matter if you like the juxtaposition of strong form and color you like Kelly. But that's everyone, right? At the Marks Gallery show it's actually the black and white works that are getting a lot of attention. I think it's because the overlapping displacement of the white forms on the black is at once subtle and incredibly dynamic, whispering meaning into our eyes. Maybe something about the thin line between love and hate, or life and death.



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