Rodney Graham examines modernist myths and moments in Morris Louis tableau

Rodney Graham’ show at 303 Gallery (loathed by bloggers for their “no photography allowed” policy) consists of drip paintings styled in the manner of Morris Louis, and a huge studio photograph in which Graham recreates the fictional livingroom where the paintings were created. In The Washington Post, Blake Gopnik describes the image. “The photo shows … read more… “Rodney Graham examines modernist myths and moments in Morris Louis tableau”

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Morris Louis investigation

“Morris Louis,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY. Through Jan. 19.Widely recognized as an influential American post war painter, Morris Louis became an inspirational figure for other artists in the Color Field movement in the 1960s. From 1954 to 1962, Louis produced hundreds of canvases that represented a new direction in painting. He worked in … read more… “Morris Louis investigation”

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Morris Louis unveiled

“Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited,” Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. Through Jan. 6. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Feb. 17–May 6, 2007. Back in the sixties, Morris Louis developed an innovative method of painting by “staining” his unprimed canvases with thinned washes of acrylic pigments, and was one of the … read more… “Morris Louis unveiled”

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