NEW YORK, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Findlay Galleries is pleased to announce the exclusive representation of the Fritz Rauh Estate and the opening of the exhibition: "Jack Wright and Fritz Rauh: Work from the 1970s."
Jack Wright and Fritz Rauh had been friends since the late 1950s and had each achieved individual success. Wright had been exhibiting at the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York City and Rauh had had a major retrospective at the de Young Museum in Cincinnati and a major solo show at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The exhibition focuses on work from the 1970s, a period of public and critical acclaim. Commercial success had liberated the artists from the need to cater to the market. Art critic Travis Wilson wrote of this period, "they acted as pioneers, forging a new direction unrestricted by the need to make gallery friendly art. This created a culture of creative purity: this group that existed on the pristine ridges and mountainsides of Marin County worked far away from the commercial demands of the art world and its accompanying anxious quest for fame." Certainly this independence was fostered by the Inverness, CA based Lucid Art movement centered on the post-surreal ideas of Gordon Onslow Ford.
Through this exhibition, Findlay Galleries is introducing collectors to a powerful synthesis of independent thinking, sophisticated color theory and obsessive mark making that portray the most basic elements of life as well as the grand contemplation of the cosmos. Indeed, some of the exhibited works are part of a recent discovery and have never been exhibited before.
James R. Borynack, Chairman and CEO of Findlay Galleries noted:
Findlay Galleries has successfully represented Jack Wright's estate for many years and we are honored to now be representing that of Fritz Rauh. We have eagerly awaited this exhibition and the opportunity to present it to our clients and the public. While much of the work is being shown for the first time, all of it is important to understanding the American abstract movement and provides a spectacular insight of prominent west coast mid-century painting.
"Jack Wright and Fritz Rauh: Work from the 1970s." will be on exhibition in New York through April 8th, 2017.
For more information, please visit www.findlaygalleries.com.
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