Donald Judd: Paintings 1960-1961 at 101 Spring Street
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Sep 22, 2018
Dec 08, 2018
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Judd Foundation is pleased to present Donald Judd: Paintings 1960-1961, nine works by the artist on the ground floor of 101 Spring Street in New York. The exhibition will be on view from September 22 through December 8, 2018.
Judd began as a painter before transitioning to work in three dimensions in 1962. A largely understudied part of his oeuvre, his paintings from the early 1960s incorporate a series of stylistic transitions that reflect his interests and development as an artist. Oil paintings made between 1956 and 1958 feature irregular shapes that are neither strictly organic nor geometric, whereas in later paintings from 1960 to 1962 Judd made use of repeating forms, a reduced color palette, found objects, and wax and sand to build up the canvas, plywood, or Masonite surfaces.
The untitled works in the exhibition reflect Judd’s experiments with a variety of techniques and the possibilities for creating non-illusionistic space in two dimensions in which he incorporated found objects into the support of the paintings and added materials including wax and sand to create a definite surface.
Curated by Flavin Judd, Artistic Director of Judd Foundation, the exhibition will be accompanied by public programs looking at Judd’s painting practice. Tickets will be released at a later date.
Donald Judd: Paintings 1960-1961 is made possible with support from Catherine Lagrange.