Exhibition:
"Sustained Visions: Pierre Tal-Coat"
Date
April 17 - June 30 1985
Description

"Tal-Coat 's feeling for an original act is pronounced in his wash drawings. For each he mixes a unique brew, using at various times soot, turpentine, pigment, and water, always depending on his original inspiration. He executes each with a sureness of brush that has sometimes induced critics to speak of his Orientalism. Motifs recur, but never with the same intonation. The "upsurges"-another of his favorite words-of a moment fill the page, in which no-space and all-space find equanimity. These shapes are not symbols, but rather the analogues of movements and objects in nature, produced by light."

Artist
Guest curator
Series
Copyright
Courtesy the artist and New Museum, New York
Identifier
673