Gazelli Art House

Montage

Gazelli Art House gathers innovative collage work from venerated artists Helen Frankenthaler, Nancy Grossman, Grace Hartigan, Lilly Fenichel, Perle Fine, Betty Parsons, Sonja Sekula, Yvonne Thomas, and Michael (Corinne) West…

Exhibitions

Event Details

Category

Exhibitions

Event Starts

May 17, 2024

Event Ends

Jul 13, 2024

Venue

Gazelli Art House

Location

39 Dover St, London

Gazelli Art House gathers innovative collage work from venerated artists Helen Frankenthaler, Nancy Grossman, Grace Hartigan, Lilly Fenichel, Perle Fine, Betty Parsons, Sonja Sekula, Yvonne Thomas, and Michael (Corinne) West in an exceptional survey of Abstract Expressionism.

Montage delivers a shrewd exploration of Abstract Expressionism via a curatorial focus on assemblage, collage, and non-canvas artworks, while also recognising Europe’s profound impact on the American Abstract Expressionist movement. Spotlighting Post-War artists long overlooked until recent decades, Gazelli Art House invites audiences to experience an amalgamation of diverse artistic voices that defined an era. Amidst a notable surge of interest in twentieth-century female abstract artists, and following Gazelli Art House’s success of 9th St. Club exhibition inspired by Mary Gabriel’s Ninth Street Women book, Montage offers a fresh perspective, delving further into the diverse practices of women in abstraction.

Helen Frankenthaler’s works are a fusion of spontaneity and control, evidenced in her famed “soak-stain” technique, where she poured diluted paint onto unprimed canvas, allowing colours to blend organically. In 1973, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Sixty-two Painted Book Covers, showcased Frankenthaler, a book about Helen Frankenthaler’s paintings, featuring a cover by Robert Motherwell and commentary by Barbara Rose. The special edition showcased uniquely painted cloth covers, transforming the book, as curator John J. McKendry highlights, “Frankenthaler, like a true artist-magician, has transformed this book. She has made a book on art into a work of art”.

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