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Larry Zox Review in Artforum

September 1, 2017 - Donald Kuspit for Artforum

It’s hard to categorize Larry Zox’s painting, though many have tried. In 1965, his work appeared in the exhibition “Shape and Structure,” organized by Frank Stella and Henry Geldzahler, which positioned the artist’s work amid hard-edge Color Field painting and Minimalism. A year later, Lawrence Alloway included Zox’s art in the show “Systemic Painting,” implying the work is best understood as an example of repetition and systemization, then supposedly the new “in” thing. This exhibition at Berry Campbell, however, demonstrated that Zox’s work betrays these categories. The eighteen pieces displayed (four small works on paper, fourteen on canvas) don’t have the reductive look of Minimalism—their colors don’t form a uniform field—and their structures can’t be regarded as systems. The repetitions that occur in them tend to be limited, giving them an odd inconclusiveness, and with that a peculiarly absurd, irksome quality. 

 

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11 Female Abstract Expressionists You Should Know, from Joan Mitchell to Alma Thomas

June 28, 2017 - Alex Gotthardt for Artsy

Abstract Expressionism is largely remembered as a movement defined by the paint-slinging, hard-drinking machismo of its poster boys Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. But the women who helped develop and push the style forward have largely fallen out of the art-historical spotlight, marginalized during their careers (and now in history books) as students, disciples, or wives of the their more-famous male counterparts rather than pioneers in their own right. (An exception is Helen Frankenthaler, whose transcendent oeuvre is often the only female practice referred to in scholarship and exhibitions around action painting.)

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Art Display by Vecsey Opens at John Jermain Memorial Library

June 21, 2017 - Sag Harbor Express

The John Jermain Memorial Library will present an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by East Hampton artist Susan Vecsey. This exhibition runs through September 4 with an opening reception July 29 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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ART REVIEW: Mike Solomon Works Concentrate Attention and Tease Perception

June 12, 2017 - Peter Malone for Hamptons Art Hub

New paintings by Mike Solomon embrace an unusual variety of formal ambiguity. Uniquely and unexpectedly reticent, his resin-constructed panels, most of which fall within easel scale, present the viewer with out of focus fields of color that are compelling while still offering resistance to optical navigation. Currently exhibited in "Mike Solomon: Immediate Splendor" at Berry Campbell in New York, these works insist instead on a viewer’s steady and indeterminate gaze. Objectively speaking, they may be said to cultivate a realization of Hans Hoffman’s push-and-pull that is frozen in time.

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Eric Dever: Light, Energy and Matter

May 26, 2017 - John Jackson for LMU Library News

The William H. Hannon Library, and Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University, are pleased to present, Eric Dever: Light, Energy and Matter, an exhibition of 45 paintings which brings the viewer on a journey, similar to the path of the artist himself.

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A Son Reflects on Larry Zox and Their East Hampton Roots

May 19, 2017 - Alexander Zox for Hamptons Art Hub

On the occasion of the current Larry Zox exhibition at Berry Campbell gallery in New York City, closing May 26, 2017, the artist's son Alexander Zox submitted this personal essay about his father and his family’s relationship to East Hampton and the East End of Long Island.

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Big, Bold Color: Larry Zox At Berry Campbell Gallery

May 1, 2017 - Chris Hopkins for Incollect

Pedestrians walking by Berry Campbell, site of a new exhibition dedicated to Larry Zox (1937-2006), all have the same reaction.

“You look through the window, and it’s like, ‘Wow!’” says Christine A. Berry, co-owner of the gallery on West 24th Street, in Chelsea. “You’re whacked in the face by bold reds, and next to that, you may see a soft seafoam green. It’s a very powerful show, with bold compositions and beautiful colors.”

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Larry Zox

April 25, 2017 - Kim Uchiyama for Delicious Line

The vibrant geometric paintings of Larry Zox from the 1960s employ strategies that continue to influence contemporary abstraction. A jazzy, muscular narrative fuels these works. Zox used diagonals to break up languid horizontal elements grounded in landscape.

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Larry Zox at Berry Campbell Gallery, New York

April 18, 2017 - Blouin ArtInfo

Berry Campbell Gallery, New York, presents an exhibition of works by American painter, printmaker, and Abstract Expressionist Larry Zox (1937-2006) that will run from April 20 through May 26, 2017.

The selection of works on display explores the artist’s intense and vibrantly colored geometric abstractions that question and violate symmetry. His paintings reveal an artist who is a master of composition challenging the possibilities of Post-Painterly Abstraction and Minimalist pictorial conventions. Zox’s works are represented in over one hundred museum collections. What he strived for was to arrive at the specific character and quality of each painting in and for itself.

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Eric Dever's Year of Discovery

April 6, 2017 - Jennifer Landes for The East Hampton Star

For more than a decade, Eric Dever employed the same idiom in his painting, with a square canvas and a limited palette. It served him well, with many group and solo exhibitions both locally and internationally.

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