Read The Village Voice on what is coming up this fall in NYC. Arts writer Robert Shuster picks our upcoming Sari Dienes exhibit too.
“Though well known in the 1950s for her experiments in assemblage and printmaking, and a friend of everyone from Max Ernst to John Cage, Sari Dienes has pretty much disappeared from the art-history map. This modest exhibit, aiming to resurrect her stature, focuses on the ink-roller impressions Dienes made of Manhattan streets, where she was assisted by a young Jasper Johns (who later called out Dienes as a significant influence). Mixing abstraction and the familiar, her monochrome images of manhole lids, rough pavement, and tread marks not only suggest a proto-Johns but also anticipate the contemporary work of trace-painter Ingrid Calame.”-The Village Voice
Sari Dienes opens October 8 at The Drawing Center.
Image: Sari Dienes, Tred Squares, c. 1953–1955, Ink on webril, 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy of The Sari Dienes Foundation, Pomona, NY. © Sari Dienes Foundation/ Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
Oh yes! I’d love to visit this exhibit.
Will you be posting images for us way out here past the plains?
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Doesn’t look like Maine. But its not far off either. (at I-90)