Helen Frankenthaler, at Gagosian
The work of the late, lyrical Color Field painter Helen Frankenthaler is always worth revisiting. A new show focuses on the work she made between the years of 1962 and ’63, when she “composed” purely with color, rather than line. The effect is of paint spilt in the most poetic way possible. Gravity has never looked better.
Helen Frankenthaler, Pink Lady, 1963. Acrylic on canvas. 84 x 58 in. © Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
“Composing with Color: Paintings 1962 – 1963” is on view from September 11 – October 18, at Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Ave.
Jason Rhoades, at David Zwirner
There was always a finely tuned method to Jason Rhoades’ inspired madness. For the first time since its original incarnation traveled from New York to Vienna to Liverpool, the late artist’s seminal installation PeaRoeFoam— made of green peas, salmon eggs, and beaded foam— will be on display.
“Jason Rhoades: PeaRoeFoam” is on view from September 11 – October 18, at David Zwirner Gallery, 537 W. 20th St.
Jose Parla, at Bryce Wolkowitz
Jose Parla has come a long way since his days writing graffiti in Miami. There is little of street art’s bravura attitude in the Cuban-American artist’s introspective new paintings—which he says are a diaristic chronicle of his life—but there is plenty of style.
“Jose Parla: In Medias Res” is on view September 12 – October 18, at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 W. 24th St.