The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Andy Warhol: Shadows on view at Honor Fraser Gallery
Andy Warhol Shadows, 2016 Installation view.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- Honor Fraser Gallery is presenting Andy Warhol: Shadows. The exhibition is on view from March 18 through April 23, 2016.

Known for his appropriations of popular culture and advertising vernacular, Andy Warhol is synonymous with Pop Art. In the second half of the 1970s, however, Warhol became increasingly preoccupied with the darker side of mass culture. With precedents in works like his Electric Chair series, Warhol's aesthetics of repetition shifted from a critical celebration of Madison Avenue marketing to moody studies of existential concepts like absence and mortality. His Still Life, Hammer and Sickle and Skulls series from the 1970s use shadows to accentuate contrast. As a result, the subjects of these series - and many of his self-portraits from the same period - are thrown ever deeper into abstraction.

In 1978, Heiner Friedrich, co-founder of what is now known as Dia Art Foundation, invited Warhol to create a site-specific artwork for a space in New York's Soho neighborhood. Warhol used the opportunity to create what he called "disco décor," an immersive installation of 102 large canvases that hung edge to edge around the perimeter of the room. More abstract than any of Warhol's previous works, the canvases layer silkscreened images of shadows over painted backgrounds in seventeen different colors. Though the 1978 installation included only two shadow images, various others were used by Warhol in the complete Shadows series, comprising not only the 102 paintings in the collection of Dia Art Foundation but smaller painted canvases and works on paper, many of which have been brought together for this exhibition.

While Warhol limited himself to monochromatic backgrounds for the grouping of 102 canvases, he explored color in both the backgrounds and silkscreened shadow forms in the smaller works. Veering toward the psychedelic, some canvases swirl with thick rainbows of pastel pigment while elegant combinations of silkscreened color give the works on paper an exploratory yet refined feel. Diamond dust sprinkled atop the works gives some of the forms an added illusion of depth, managing - like so much of Warhol's work - to be at once glamorous and smart.

Following Camouflage in 2011 and Robots & Space Ships in 2013, Andy Warhol: Shadows is the third exhibition of works by Andy Warhol presented by Honor Fraser Gallery. Four years in the making, Andy Warhol: Shadows is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue designed by Brian Roettinger with a new essay by Vincent Fremont.

Today's News

March 23, 2016

Lan Zhenghui's new installation "Ink Monument" debuts at Art Central Hong Kong

Looted artefacts stashed by British art thief recovered by Italian and Swiss police

Asia Week New York, with 45 international galleries particpating, rings up $130 million in total sales

Premier selection of galleries to participate in Art Basel's 2016 edition in Hong Kong

"Contemporary Artists vs. The Masters: Homage, Battle, Reclamation" on view in Vermont

'Holy Grail' Beatles record sold by Omega Auctions, based in Warrington to British collector

People share images on social media of Belgium's most famous creation in tears

A seal commissioned by Robert the Bruce is at risk of being exported from the UK

Cincinnati Art Museum launches new website with access to online artworks and teacher resources

Local donors strengthen Virginia Museum of Fine Art's contemporary collection

Yinka Shonibare MBE creates a major new work for Turner Contemporary in Margate

Cleveland Museum of Art announces new acquisitions by Raoul Dufy, Yves Tanguy and Ben Shahn

Exhibition presents rarely seen photographs relating to the early stages of the band Public Image Ltd

Abraham Lincoln letter to promote members of the Irish Brigade sold for $23,874

£2.6m grants bring first Scottish Creation Centre a giant step closer

Dreweatts and Bloomsbury to sell the Contents of Finchcocks Musical Museum

Itching to graffiti? Do it digitally on Florence treasures

Artists from Greater China commissioned to create new works for Guggenheim

Thorsten Brinkmann's "The Great Cape Rinderhorn" on view at Rice University Art Gallery

Andy Warhol: Shadows on view at Honor Fraser Gallery

2016 edition of Dubai Photo Exhibition welcomes thousands of visitors over four days

Art Fund helps leading regional museums collect major artists' films

Remarkable film by acclaimed young artist acquired by Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate

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, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful