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feb 04, 2010

primary atmospheres

primary atmospheres: works from california 1960-1970
david zwirner gallery, new york
january 8 – february 6, 2010

‘primary atmospheres: works from california 1960-1970’ at david zwirner gallery focuses on minimal
artwork coming from nineteen-sixties california. this particular art movement centred around los angeles
and ‘differentiated itself in its emphasis on surface, synthetic materials, industrial processes, and
perception.’ this survey show features work from this movement, including pieces by peter alexander,
larry bell, laddie john dill and james turrell. also known under the term ‘light and space’, this art is
minimal in form, with alluring surfaces made from non-traditional materials and a use of colour and
light that is characteristic of the southern california environment.

‘untitled’ by doug wheeler, 1969 (acrylic, neon tubing, and wood)

‘untitled’ by helen pashgian, 1968-69 (polyester resin and acrylic)

‘untitled’ by craig kauffman, 1969 (acrylic and lacquer on plastic)

‘triple disk red metal flake – black edge’ by de wain valentine, 1966 (fiberglass reinforced polyester)

‘juke green’ by james turrell, 1968 (light projection)

‘untitled’ by larry bell, 1969 (mineral coated glass)

‘theta-two’ by john mccracken, 1965 (high gloss lacquer on wood)

‘untitled’ by craig kauffman, 1968 (acrylic lacquer on vacuum-formed plexiglas)

‘green wedge’ by peter alexander, 1969 (cast polyester resin)

  • wow, the green wedge is nice..

    mightcopythat... says:
  • Looks like a great show; wish this had been posted sooner as it closes tomorrow.

    Snidely Whiplash says:
  • I had the chance to see this last week while I was in NY. Absolutely amazing show.

    Mattia says:
  • truly loved the show, was fortunately in New York for a long weekend

    reto says:
  • Stunning in its simplicity. What a delight!

    leowmc says:
  • Shocked VASA isn’t part of this

    andy plip says:

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