This week, we take a second look at art and culture in New York City and London in the 1960s as we explore exhibitions showcasing Donald Judd’s iconic stacks and the text-based paintings of Pop Expressionist, David Spiller.
Donald Judd: Stacks will be on view on September 26 at 45 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075
In New York, Mnuchin Gallery will be inaugurating their fall programming with a special solo exhibition that focuses on a range of stacks completed between 1968 and 1990 by influential Minimalist sculptor, Donald Judd (American, 1928 1994). Space and color are integral components of these pieces, which are sorted vertically in calculated intervals against the blank canvas of the wall. With his geometric stacks, Judd shifts the focus away from the materials—the physical boxes—and toward negative space and its role in conveying volume and dimension. Donald Judd: Stacks will give viewers the rare opportunity to appreciate the artist’s legacy with a discerning selection of artwork that can, otherwise, only be seen among large museum collections of 20th-century art.David Spiller 'Walk on the Wild Side' will be on view on September 26 at 8 Bennet Street, London, SW1A 1RP, UK.
In London, artist David Spiller (British, b.1942) is holding his first solo exhibition with Portland Gallery, which will focus on his use of text to produce artwork that seamlessly integrates personal experience and pop culture elements, and speaks to the general public. Spiller re-contextualizes lyrics from famous songs and quotes from venerated cartoons in his meticulously assembled paintings that call to mind the bold culture of the 1960s. Among the stenciled, crisp letters and vivid shapes are spontaneously scribbled messages by the artist, further underlining the Expressionist quality of his work.
Browse openings by city to see where art can be found in your town!
Exultant Strangeness: Graham Sutherland Landscapes at Crane Kalman Gallery
September 26–November 16, 2013
178 Brompton Road, SW3 1HQ London, UK