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Ellsworth Kelly at Matthew Marks Gallery by New American Paintings
July 5, 2013, 8:30 am
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Ellsworth Kelly has recalled of his early development as an artist: “I didn’t want to paint people. I wanted to paint something I had never seen before. I didn’t want to make what I was looking at. I wanted the fragments.” In Ellsworth Kelly at Ninety—a title that refers to the birthday the artist celebrated a few weeks after the show’s opening—fourteen paintings and two sculptures in Kelly’s signature fragmentary style are on view. Impressively, all of the large works were made in the past two years, evidence that the artist’s age has not affected the prolific production of his work. – Nadiah Fellah, NYC Contributor

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Ellsworth Kelly at Ninety, Matthew Marks Gallery. Image Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

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Go Big or Go Home in Chelsea (Does Size Matter?) by New American Paintings

We found this great post recently (along with many others) on the GalleristNY. Rachel Corbett reports on the nature of the Chelsea art scene. What is causing the boom in larger gallery spaces, especially considering that so many have closed up shop in recent years? Read on to hear Corbett’s perspective and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Originally Posted on GalleristNY By Rachel Corbett (August 20th):

Supersize Chelsea!: In New York’s Main Art District, It’s Go Big or Go Home

“Be careful where you step,” shouted Maureen Bray over a percussion of power tools as she maneuvered past the electricians, sheetrockers and HVAC crew members who have two months to transform a 22,000-square-foot construction zone into the new home of Sean Kelly Gallery, which is about to triple in size. “Obviously this giant hole won’t be here,” said Ms. Bray, a director at the gallery, pointing to what will become a stairwell leading to a black-box theater—just one of three exhibition spaces, alongside expanded offices, a “canyon”-sized library and two private viewing rooms (“back where those toilets are now”).


Rendering of Sean Kelly Gallery’s new Toshiko Mori-designed space on 36 Street. (Sean Kelly)

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Terry Winters at Matthew Marks: Expressionism, Meet Science by New American Paintings
February 21, 2012, 8:15 am
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On view at Matthew Marks are eleven large-scale paintings by Terry Winters. Each contains a web of diamonds, triangles, and rhombuses, which in places drift apart, and in others cling around invisible ripples, double-helixes, globes. Some are flat, chalky, and rug-like, while others recall wombs with thin, vibrant washes and cells in arranged in dimensional basket weaves. – Read more from NYC Contributor Whitney Kimball after the jump!


Terry Winters | Tessellation Figures (1), 2011, oil on linen, 80 x 76 inches, Courtesy Matthew Marks

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