From January 12th to February 28th, Loretta Howard Gallery presents Jean Dubuffet and Larry Poons: Material Topographies, an exhibition that will explore the radical experimentation of both artists as they began to utilize unorthodox materials and reject traditional concepts of pictorial space in search of a direct, physical language. Though separated by more than a generation, their canvases share a rough urgency and a mistrust of unnecessary flourishes. Both artists stand as iconoclasts in the history of painting and cut their teeth as countercultural figures; Dubuffet in his Parisian avant-garde and Poons in the rough and tumble downtown scene of New York in the 1960s.

Viewed together, the paintings of Larry Poons and Jean Dubuffet offer a unique context in which to appreciate both the chaotic nature of radical action and the sense of openness and opportunity that can emerge as a result. These are ambitious, restless works that bypass symbolic meaning and plunge one directly into the realm of lived experience. The process of looking is thus consumed by a physical immediacy and bodily sensation akin to staring headlong into the full force of nature.

Opening Reception Thursday, January 12th
LOCATION: Loretta Howard Gallery
DATES: Jan 12 - Feb 28, 2017 
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Loretta Howard Gallery 521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

Jean Dubuffet & Larry Poons: Material Photographies

When
Jan 12 - Feb 28, 2017
Where
Loretta Howard Gallery
521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

From January 12th to February 28th, Loretta Howard Gallery presents Jean Dubuffet and Larry Poons: Material Topographies, an exhibition that will explore the radical experimentation of both artists as they began to utilize unorthodox materials and reject traditional concepts of pictorial space in search of a direct, physical language. Though separated by more than a generation, their canvases share a rough urgency and a mistrust of unnecessary flourishes. Both artists stand as iconoclasts in the history of painting and cut their teeth as countercultural figures; Dubuffet in his Parisian avant-garde and Poons in the rough and tumble downtown scene of New York in the 1960s.

Viewed together, the paintings of Larry Poons and Jean Dubuffet offer a unique context in which to appreciate both the chaotic nature of radical action and the sense of openness and opportunity that can emerge as a result. These are ambitious, restless works that bypass symbolic meaning and plunge one directly into the realm of lived experience. The process of looking is thus consumed by a physical immediacy and bodily sensation akin to staring headlong into the full force of nature.

Opening Reception Thursday, January 12th
LOCATION: Loretta Howard Gallery
DATES: Jan 12 - Feb 28, 2017 
Click here for more information

 

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