Perhaps this restlessness reflects the existential trait of anxiety, which one rarely expects to encounter in hard-edge abstraction
The muscularity of Whitney's application distinguishes these works from the highly refined color paintings of Sanford Wurmfeld or Josef Albers, whose legacy of hard-edge abstraction
the artist encountered at Yale, where boundaries were tended like the edges of suburban lawns.
org) that links antique Amish quilts to the fine art world of modern abstract art, especially of the geometric, hard-edge abstraction
, color field and op-art subtypes.
I would add that the underdog media and range of cultural references in R&D (DeFazio finds sources ranging from Art Deco to Chinese landscapes to hard-edge abstraction
in the "Hanging Gardens") are its real aesthetic and intellectual content, and the substance of its claim on the, beautiful--which, not incidentally, it is.
The style is reminiscent of hard-edge abstraction
but the works are palpably distant from Modernism.
appeared as diverse and sprawling as the city whose art it presented, it might also be argued that the bulk of the work on view extended four familiar (and familial) lineages of Los Angeles art that were well represented in "PST": hard-edge abstraction
(represented here in paintings by Brian Sharp and Alex Olson and painterly objects by Lisa Williamson and Brenna Youngblood), found-object assemblage (in the work of Liz Glynn, Ry Rocklen, Henry Taylor, and Krika Vogt, among others), eclectic performance practices (including live pieces by Math Bass, Kenyatta A.
With more than sixty paintings and prints spanning Hurtubise's career, this retrospective and its catalogue will track the Quebec artist's course through successive approaches to painting--AbEx to hard-edge abstraction
, tachism to Plasticien, Pop, Op, and onward--and the fissures that his work has steadily cut into these foundations.
Despite a "late" start, which meant that her work matured at the beginning of the '60s along with hard-edge abstraction
and Minimalism, Martin associated herself with her own generation, with the Abstract Expressionists whom she greatly revered.
But what really matters--what empowers her to take on that tradition of hard-edge abstraction
and own it in 2003--is the way her colors, laid together, make a synesthetic sound inside one's eyes.
In the latter painting, Salle brings together a number of diverse painting vocabularies - Color Field, photo-silkscreen, amateur academicism, hard-edge abstraction
, noirish Hopperesque realism - in an unsteady truce.
Her hard-edge abstractions
were often considered the English wing of the international Optical Art movement for their repetitive visual illusions that can have quite a dizzying effect on the viewer.
There were digitally produced Color Field paintings, ceramic objects arranged on a shelf, hard-edge abstractions
, neo-expressionist figuration, text in neon, taxidermy, Big Shiny Things.