The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, September 20, 2014


Paul McMahon, Matt Mullican, and James Welling Opens at Susan Inglett Gallery
James Welling, Paul McMahon, Luchita Hurtado, and Matt Mullican. Santa Monica, 1978. Photo: Courtesy Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.
NEW YORK, NY.- Susan Inglett presents “Stairway to Heaven: Paul McMahon, Matt Mullican, James Welling, 1970–1976”, an exhibition curated by Specific Object / David Platzker. The work will be on view at Susan Inglett Gallery from 9 June to 24 July 2010 with a reception planned for Wednesday, 9 June from 6 to 8 PM.

Specific Object presents the work of a trio of artists that emerged from the fertile ground of Southern California art schools – McMahon from Pomona College in Claremont; Mullican and Welling from Cal Arts in Valencia. All three appeared shortly thereafter in New York joining a core group of artists labeled “The Pictures Generation.” The members formed a loose confederacy recently explored in the exhibition, “The Pictures Generation, 1974–1984” held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Spring 2009.

The work selected here represents an important moment in the development of these artists as they began to stake out their respective territories and develop what became their mature work. While both Mullican’s and Welling’s work was widely exhibited from the 1980s onward, McMahon chose to diverge from the traditional path by becoming a comedian, a musician, and small town entrepreneur in Woodstock, NY, only to reemerge with the opening of the exhibition at the Met.

The strategy of “what’s next” seemed to be on all our minds. How can we make art after conceptual art? The last page in the book of modernism seemed to have been printed. So we went into the mirror and found a lot of loose ends. Matt Mullican

I liked art that questioned Art. My early work was about this. After several years I realized that there was something more. Art could dare to venture into the place where meaning was born. I think I felt like a missionary spreading the gospel of post-conceptual art. A new way of thinking. Paul McMahon

Works in the exhibition include collage, drawings, photographs and photographically based works executed 1970 to 1976 forming an expansive view of three unique artists.

Susan Inglett Gallery | Paul McMahon | Matt Mullican | James Welling | "Specific Object" |


Today's News

June 9, 2010

Spain's Cultural Ministry to Reopen Caves of Altamira Despite Scientists' Warnings

Taurus: From Myth to Ritual at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

Rare Warhol Portrait of Liz Taylor to Lead Christie's Auction

Museum Tinguely Addresses Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in New Exhibition

Paul McMahon, Matt Mullican, and James Welling Opens at Susan Inglett Gallery

75 Long-Lost Silent Movies being Returned to the United States

Art Antiques London: New London Fair for Collectors and Connoisseurs

Princess Diana's Racy Black Dress Bought by Fashion Museum

Danziger Projects Starts Off Summer Program with Group Exhibition

Ko Siu Lan: Don't Think Too Much at Galerie Paris Beijing

ICO Collections Museum Opens First Helen Levitt Anthological Exhibition in Spain

Leeds Art Gallery Acquires First Elisabeth Frink Sculpture

Work by Marguerite and William Zorach at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

A Map of Art Practices in Africa, Past and Present Opens in Brussels

Detroit Disassembled: Photographs by Andrew Moore at the Akron Art Museum

Marrakech Art Fair Aims to Establish Cultural and Artistic Synergy throughout the Entire City

INAH and UNAM Restore Revolutionary Films

Frieze Projects 2010 Announced

Francis Colburn and Ronald Slayton Exhibition Opens at the Fleming Museum

Joseph Cornell and Karen Kilimnik Together for the First Time at Sprüth Magers

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Fever mounts as stunning statues found at Alexander The Great-era tomb

2.- Hi-tech underground scans reveal vast complex of monuments at Britain's Stonehenge

3.- National Geographic Museum opens exhibition featuring shark-munching Spinosaurus

4.- First major New York City exhibition to explore Vienna Actionism opens at Hauser & Wirth

5.- Elizabeth I 'airbrushed' for 18th century make-over and a bug is found in Edward VI

6.- Award winning Swedish director Daniel Fridell to direct Kalliope Films' Vincent Van Gogh biopic

7.- Comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Joan Miró's work opens at the Albertina

8.- Synchrotron radiation technology in art conservation: Science to the rescue of art

9.- Mona Kuhn's first solo exhibition in the US opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

10.- Sotheby's announces details of its sales series for Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon

Related Stories



Second Solo Exhibition for Eric Fertman at Susan Inglett Gallery

New Work from Greg Smith on View at Susan Inglett Gallery

The Late Work of Bruce Conner to be Shown at Susan Inglett Gallery



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site