Stanley Boxer: Paintings and Monoprints

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Stanley Boxer: Paintings and Monoprints

Feb 2 — Apr 15, 2017

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Meyerovich Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of rare and colorful abstract paintings and monoprints by Stanley Boxer (1926-2000), an important American Abstract Expressionist from New York.

The exhibit features medium and large oil and mixed-media works on canvas and paper from the 1960’s & 1990’s.  Although Boxer worked in several different media, these highly-textured works best showcase his ability to express a certain sensuous brashness that entrances the viewer with spectacular color and movement.  Whether the subject is a landscape of nature, an idea buried in one’s mind, or a moment in time Boxer’s works express intense emotions and deep thought.  For example the work   “Quarried Series V-11(32 x 32 inches) is reminiscent of a babbling brook with pebbles and bright yellows.  “Figure in an Interior” (48 x 35 inches) from 1966 is a rare work on linen that shows a figure in black captured in a moment.   His works represent a purity of philosophy from an exciting period of American art.

Curator and critic Karen Wilken says his late work was, “…among his most high spirited, his most profoundly serious, and his most memorable…Boxer’s palette of the 1990’s can be tough and brooding or seductive and dazzling…The collisions of light, bright, and dark in these pictures can be so extreme that they can seem like deliberate refutations of the dictum, once an article of faith among Boxer’s circle of New York abstract painters, that close-valued color had more impact than tonal variation.  But this kind of ‘rule breaking’…is part of the strength of Boxer’s late work.  It has nothing to do with self-indulgence and everything to do with experience…What remains…is…its energy, freshness, and daring-that is to say, its youthfulness.”

Throughout his lifetime and today, Boxer’s work is in numerous museum collections in America and has been exhibited worldwide.  His works are part of the permanent collections of such museums as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of the Twentieth Century, Vienna.

Boxer’s work may also be seen on the gallery’s website at www.meyerovich.com. For visuals or more information, please contact Alex Meyerovich at 415.421.7171 or art@meyerovich.com.

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