COLORS

February 15, 2018—August 17, 2018


Hudson Review - At the Galleries, By Karen Wilkin

April 28, 2018

Also on the Upper East Side, through early May, “Colors,” at FreedmanArt, brings together the work of more than twenty-five artists, all known for their inventive, expressive use of color, whether brilliant, raucous, or muted. It’s a notably diverse group of works on paper, paintings, and collages by such luminaries as Josef Albers, Jack Bush, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Susan Roth, Kurt Schwitters, and Frank Stella, among others. The gallery has been doing interesting thematic shows for some time—everything from works of art given by artists to their friends and colleagues to prints by painters who devoted a good deal of time to exploring other media. This exhibition takes as its point of departure a poem written by then twelve-year-old Zoe Kusyk, a student in Charlottesville, Virginia, a 2016 winner of “Writer’s Eye,” an annual competition held by the Fralin Museum of the University of Virginia that “challenges writers of all ages to create original works of poetry and prose inspired by works of art on display in the Museum.” Ms. Kusyk’s winning poem, titled “Colors,” was a response to a 1977 painting by Larry Poons, a cascade of liquid hues pulled by gravity into parallel but active rivulets, now remaining distinct, now mingling.

(An Appropriate Distance) From the Mayor's Doorstep

Review: "Colors" at FreedmanArt, By Piri Halasz

April 1, 2018

A singularly inventive group show at FreedmanArt is “Colors” (through May 12). The idea for it was born when the gallery’s director, Ann Freedman, visited the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA last year, to see its exhibition devoted to Sam Kootz, the pioneering art dealer who early on represented Adolph Gottlieb, Motherwell & Hofmann, among others. While Freedman was there, her attention was drawn to a poem entitled “Colors” by a 12-year-old schoolgirl named Zoe Kusyk that had been inspired by a 1977 Larry Poons painting at the Fralin. The poem had won first prize in the annual competition inspired by the museum for works of prose or poetry inspired by works in the museum’s collection. The poem itemizes different colors but perfectly captures the way they all run together in the Poons painting and tells how the disparate but very human stories they tell also become one in the end.

Madison Avenue Gallery Walk | ARTnews

"Ideas on Color" - A Gallery Talk with Noted Scholar and Critic Karen Wilkin, Saturday, April 28th at 11:00am

Please join us on Saturday, April 28th from 11:00am to 11:30am for “Ideas on Color” – A Gallery Talk with Noted Scholar and Critic Karen Wilkin. The Curator Talk is part of the 2018 Madison Avenue Gallery Walk event presented by ARTnews.

The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

2018 New York, FreedmanArt, Colors

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Click link to see an image of the Josef Albers currently in our exhibition.

FreedmanArt

Press Release, COLORS | Opening Thursday, February 15, 2018

January 24, 2018

FreedmanArt is very pleased to present “Colors,” opening February 15, 2018. The exhibition will feature works by over twenty-five artists, including Josef Albers, Jack Bush, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Kurt Schwitters, and Frank Stella, among others.