Judd Foundation exhibits two large, polychromatic paintings by David Novros

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Saturday, June 3, 2023

Judd Foundation exhibits two large, polychromatic paintings by David Novros
Installation view.

NEW YORK, NY.- Judd Foundation is presenting David Novros – Paintings on the ground floor of 101 Spring Street. The two works in the exhibition, Boathouse (2016) and Untitled (Graham Studio Mural II) (2006), are large, polychromatic paintings, described by the artist as portable murals. These works relate to imagery that Novros first explored in a fresco he made for the second floor of 101 Spring Street in 1970 and are examples of his ongoing commitment to what he calls “painting-in-place.”

Untitled (Graham Studio Mural II) was one of five works Novros made for the sculptor Robert Graham’s home and studio in Venice, California, and is one of two that are extant. Boathouse, a multipartite painting in oil and murano, was made after a related mural cycle conceived for a boathouse in Middleburgh, New York was destroyed. These works demonstrate Novros’s ongoing interest in structural wholeness, the interplay of color, and place.

This exhibition presents new opportunities for considering Novros’s portable murals within the context of his permanent fresco at 101 Spring Street, and for seeing anew the importance of place and permanence to his work more broadly. Jörg Daur, Deputy Director of the Museum Wiesbaden, describes Novros’s paintings as “distinguished by an interplay with each place that fundamentally allows this place as such to emerge.”1

In 1970, two years after Donald Judd purchased 101 Spring Street, he asked Novros to create a work for the second floor. Judd and Novros shared an interest in permanence, and for the relation between a work of art and the architecture in which it is exhibited or for which it was made. As Novros recalls, “Judd was using that space as his laboratory to center on the belief that the placement of a work of art was critical to its understanding. He was thinking of the various paintings and sculptures of the building as a ‘permanent installation.’ It worked out well for both of us, because it suits my concept of how a work of art could exist in an architectural space.”2 This work, restored by Judd Foundation in collaboration with the artist in 2013, was Novros’s first true fresco.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Judd Foundation will host a reading by poet and translator Bill Porter (Red Pine) on Thursday, October 13, and a conversation between David Novros, Flavin Judd, Artistic Director of Judd Foundation, and Dr. Matt L. Levy, Associate Professor of Art History, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts program at Penn State Behrend, on Thursday, November 10. Both events will be held at 101 Spring Street.

1 Jörg Daur, “Wall as painting – painting as wall,” in David Novros, (Wiesbaden, Germany: Museum Wiesbaden, 2014), 65.

2 Phong Bui and David Novros, “In Conversation: David Novros with Phong Bui,” The Brooklyn Rail, June 2008, https://brooklynrail.org/2008/06/art/chuck-close-with-phong-bui-june-08.

David Novros (b. 1941, Los Angeles, CA) is known for both his large, abstract paintings on irregularly shaped, multipartite canvases and also site-specific works that push beyond internal pictorial space to engage the surrounding architectural context. His work was first exhibited in a two-person show with Mark di Suvero in 1965 at the Park Place Gallery, and was included in the hugely influential Systemic Painting at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York in 1966. His work has been exhibited in prominent venues, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; the Dallas Museum of Fine Art; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Novros’s works are owned by international institutions, with significant collections held at the Museum Wiesbaden, Germany, and the Menil Collection, Houston. In 2021, Novros’s immersive installation of painted rooms created for the 1975 exhibition Marden, Novros, Rothko: Painting in the Age of Actuality was reinstalled for the first time at the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX. Novros lives and works in New York City.

Today's News

November 7, 2022

Ronald Lauder: New York's billionaire political disrupter

Freddy Rodríguez, 76, artist who explored his Dominican roots, dies

Bonhams to hold sale dedicated to William Kentridge

Judd Foundation exhibits two large, polychromatic paintings by David Novros

"Lisa Williamson: A Landscape and a Hum" on view at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

What makes a room unforgettable?

Now showing: 'Gavin Turk: Kerze' at Ben Brown Fine Arts, London

"Dying Notes" solo exhibitioin by Caitlin MacBride currently on view at Deanna Evens Projects

Rudolf Stingel presents five new oil paintings at Paula Cooper Gallery

Exhibition at Berry Campbell Gallery surveys the seminal paintings of Lynne Drexler

Exhibition of 19 works created by Irving Penn between 1939 and 1996 opens at Pace

The collection of Lord and Lady Weinstock to be offered at Christie's

The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design announces "Being and Believing in the Natural World"

kaufmann repetto opens gallery's second exhibition with Marcia Schvartz

Gruin Gallery opens an exhibition of works by Belynda Henry

Li Qing's second solo show at Almine Rech opens in Shanghai

'Andrew Grassie: Looking for something that doesn't exist' opens at Maureen Paley: Studio M

Galerie Nathalie Obadia opens Andres Serrano’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery

For 'KPOP,' a Broadway transfer is more like a reinvention

50 years ago, Stevie Wonder heard the future

Greene Naftali opens an exhibition featuring work by Jacqueline Humphries

Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts opens major exhibition of Lubaina Himid's work

Review: 'You Will Get Sick' tells the untellable, for a price

Dancing at Paul Taylor, a new generation finds its footing

BDSWISS Review Best Europe Forex Broker

how to play the ratchelor rat bachelor game

Is investing in salesforce consulting services worth it?

How to grow up your telegram channel

Common Martial Arts Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Why Do We Need Kitchen Appliances In Our Daily Life?? Reasons Below!!

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

sa gaming free credit

Royalville Communications, Inc

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
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 Parroquia Natividad del Señor
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