Pop Abstraction

William N. Copley, Allan D'Arcangelo, Rosalyn Drexler, Paul Feeley, Steve Gianakos, Ralph Humphrey, Alfred Jensen, Nicholas Krushenick, Jonathan Lasker, Elizabeth Murray, Carl Ostendarp, John Wesley

January 18 – February 15, 2014

NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK

United Color Kit, 1967

Acrylic on canvas

51 x 39 inches

Pop Abstraction at Fredericks & Freiser

STEVE GIANAKOS

Running Nose, 1981

Acrylic on canvas

36 x 36 inches

Pop Abstraction at Fredericks & Freiser

WILLIAM COPLEY

Battle of the Sexes, No. 2, 1974

Acrylic on cotton

63 x 113 inches

Pop Abstraction at Fredericks & Freiser

PAUL FEELEY

Aludra, 1964

Oil-based enamel on canvas

60 x 60 inches

Pop Abstraction at Fredericks & Freiser

JOHN WESLEY

Sleep, 1971

Acrylic on canvas

44 x 44 inches

Pop Abstraction at Fredericks & Freiser

ALFRED JENSEN

The Reciprocal Relation of Unity 20-40-60-80 Form the Beginning of the

Vigesimal System, 1969

Oil on canvas

50 1/8 x 65 ¼ inches

Pop Abstraction at Fredericks & Freiser

ROSALYN DREXLER

Self Portrait, 1964

Acrylic and paper collage on canvas

39 7/8 x 29 7/8 inches

Pop Abstraction at Fredericks & Freiser

JONATHAN LASKER

Luck or Math, 2013

Oil on canvas

40 x 30 inches

Pop Abstraction at Fredericks & Freiser

ELIZABETH MURRAY

The Hat Makes the Woman, 1985

Oil on canvas

64 x 73 inches

Pop Abstraction at Fredericks & Freiser

CARL OSTENDARP

New Drip #2, 2006

Oil on canvas

12 x 80 inches inches

Pop Abstraction at Fredericks & Freiser

ALLAN D'ARCANGELO

Proposition #20, 1966

Acrylic on canvas

40 1/8 x 40 1/8 inches

Pop Abstraction at Fredericks & Freiser

RALPH HUMPHREY

Private Eye, 1980

Casein and modeling paste on wood

24 x 24 x 6 inches

 

Press Release

Pop Abstraction

JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 15, 2014

 

 

William N. Copley

Allan D’Arcangelo

Rosalyn Drexler

Paul Feeley

Steve Gianakos

Ralph Humphrey

Alfred Jensen

Nicholas Krushenick

Jonathan Lasker

Elizabeth Murray

Carl Ostendarp

John Wesley

  

Fredericks & Freiser and Garth Greenan Gallery are pleased to present Pop Abstraction, a two-part group exhibition of paintings. Artists include William N. Copley, Allan D’Arcangelo, Rosalyn Drexler, Paul Feeley, Steve Gianakos, Ralph Humphrey, Alfred Jensen, Nicholas Krushenick, Jonathan Lasker, Elizabeth Murray, Carl Ostendarp, and John Wesley. Both galleries will display one example of each exhibiting artists’ work.

 

 

The exhibition defines Pop Abstraction as neither a style nor movement, but rather a shared sensibility among generations of artists, beginning during the 1960s. Artists in the exhibition embraced the visual language of Pop—bold, processed color and graphic cartoon-like iconography—without any nostalgia or consumer critique. Pop Abstraction revels in the inherently abstract nature of cartoons, comics, and advertising; however, its content remains personal and idiosyncratic. Whereas the artists in this exhibition have been aligned with various movements—Color Field, Pop, and Post-minimalism—they often stand on the periphery.  In many ways, this group of artists represents a kind of “unofficial school” of painters: influential, beloved by other artists, and willfully uncategorizable.

 

Pop Abstraction will be on view at Fredericks & Freiser (536 West 24th Street) and Garth Greenan Gallery (529 West 20th Street). The galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. For more information, please contact Andrew Freiser at (212) 633-6555 or email info@fredericksfreisergallery.com; Garth Greenan at (212) 929-1351 or email garth@garthgreenan.com or visit us online at www.fredericksfreisergallery.com.