Jon Schueler at Berry Campbell, New York
October 19, 2016 - Blouin Artinfo Datebook
The exhibition presents selected works from the well-known series of paintings by American painter Jon Schueler, “Women in the Sky,” comprising eighteen oils and eight works on paper on display. Jon Schueler’s work incorporates human form, or its memories and mysteries, as figure has been a major influence in his thoughts which prominently reflected in his works. Between 1963 and 1967, he drew on girlfriends and paid models, friends, acquaintances to create this most extensive group of works on paper and paintings. The works on paper and ink, charcoal, graphite or crayon convey the delight of exploring a single body, or bodies of two women together, and occasionally with men. These are not studies for the paintings though their themes and preoccupations are similar, displaying strong attention towards the line and gesture and an acute sensitivity of the materiality of the medium.
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