NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Findlay Galleries is pleased to announce the exclusive representation of Ronnie Landfield. His inaugural exhibition with Findlay Galleries will open at our Palm Beach Gallery, on November 5th, 2016 exhibiting recent works. Peter Frank is authoring the exhibition catalogue's essay.
Landfield says of his art:
My inspiration has been my conviction that modern painting is fueled by the combination of tradition and the realities of modern life. Spirituality and feeling are the basic subjects of my work. They are depictions of intuitive expressions using color as language, and the landscape (God's earth) as a metaphor for the arena of life.
Landfield was discovered in the mid-1960s by collector and architect Philip Johnson, when the artist was painting hard edge non-objective work. Johnson bought many of his large works, donating some to important museums and keeping others for his private collection. Landfield exhibited at the Whitney Museum's annual exhibitions in 1967 and 1969 and at the Whitney Biennial in 1973. By the early 1970s, Landfield moved away from the minimalist abstraction to a more expansive approach based on the landscape, incorporating color with stain painting. In 2007, the Butler Institute of American Art mounted a five-decade retrospective.
Today, the works often combine the structure and grounding of a hard edge band with the random acts of poured paint. Curator and art historian, Will Corwin commented on Landfield's most recent works:
The new works are dramatic, bold and blunt stains. There are masses of color expertly handled – bundles of pigment piled one on top of the other and allowed to teeter or tumble down, the work of a survivor who has nothing left to lose and is pushing the various tints and hues as far as they can sustain, and pitting them against each other – always harmoniously – but seeing how they fare.
Findlay Galleries Chairman and CEO James Borynack noted, "Landfield is a landscape artist that brings mysticism, spirituality and his soul to each of his works. Findlay Galleries sees him as one of the great artists in the 20th century and is pleased to be representing him."
Landfield is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art and other collections.
For more information please contact: Fred Clark, Findlay Galleries, 724 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. 212-421-5390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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