"Stripped, Tied and Raw" Exhibition

Marianne Boesky Gallery 24th Street

poster for "Stripped, Tied and Raw" Exhibition

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From the 1950's to the present these artists have stripped, ripped, twisted, draped, stretched and stitched the canvas to create works that push the definition of painting.
For over a century the notion of materiality has intrigued philosophers – debating the hierarchy of form over substance and vice versa. Art critics also joined this debate in the latter half of the 20th Century when artists began tackling these concepts in actual practice, with some artists discovering the possibility of an easy truce. In 1961 with the introduction of the X form in his work Salvatore Scarpitta proclaimed he was "breaking the constriction of the rectangle." So it is that each of these five artists has broken free from the dimensional confines of the stretcher while remaining true to painting, material and form assuming equal weight as conten



from January 15, 2010 to February 13, 2010

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