Armory Show 2012 - Modern
New York City March 8 - 11
Pier 92, Booth 360

Dave Hickey has described the work of California's Hard Edge painters as "the most idiosyncratic and influential style(s) associated with art on the West Coast and the United States." We plan to take a page from Mr. Hickey's book and showcase the innovation of this West Coast based but now internationally significant group of painters in our booth presentation. Our installation will feature the work of Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Fred Hammersley, Helen Lundeberg and John McLaughlin, with a majority of the artwork executed between 1950 and 1980.

Though thoroughly rooted in their time and frequently categorized more simplistically as "Geometric Abstractionists", these truly trail-blazing Hard Edge painters, to quote Mr. Hickey again, "created the conditions out of which the language of art...would evolve in the late twentieth century." In directing your viewers' eyes back half a century to these provocative works, we intend that our presentation should serve not only as a window into contemporary art but also as a singularly beautiful viewing experience.

All of these artists are prominently featured in the J. Paul Getty Museum's exhibition Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945 - 1980, opening at the Martin Gropius in Berlin on March 15th, 2012.

Armory Show 2012 - Modern