Group show “Richteriana” at Postmasters Gallery, May 12
From the press release:
Postmasters is pleased to announce: RICHTERIANA
GREG ALLEN, DAVID DIAO, RORY DONALDSON, HASAN ELAHI, FABIAN MARCACCIO, RAFAËL ROZENDAAL.
Postmasters’ new exhibition Richteriana attempts to examine the current canonization of Gerhard Richter, presenting six artists whose works pre-date, update, expand, and subvert “the greatest living artist’s” own.
Rafael Rozendaal’s www.colorflip.com site presents a digital monochrome abstraction which transforms with a touch into sheets of color. The virtual stack, theoretically infinite, lasts as long as the viewer keeps turning. Rozendaal’s motif echoes Gerhard Richter’s Umgeschlagenes Blatt (Turned Sheet) series of 1965-67 one of the artist’s earliest forays into both monochrome and the relationship between representation and abstraction. After at least 15 paintings, Richter’s Turned Sheet series culminated in an offset print, which the artist intended to be unlimited edition, but which he terminated after signing 739 copies.
May 12 – June 16, 2012
opening reception, saturday, may 12, 6-8
459 West 19th Street, New York