Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to share that Jules Olitski's 1978 painting Samurai is included in The Rose Art Museum's exhibtion Pretty Raw from February 7 - June 7, 2015. Olitski, like Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and other Color Field artists, experimented with pouring and staining in the 1950s and early 1960s. In 1965, Olitski began to spray colored paint from above onto unprimed, unstretched canvas spread on the studio floor, creating misty, ethereal impressions. 

Pretty Raw takes the artist Helen Frankenthaler as a lens through which to refocus our vision of modernist art over the past 50 years. In this version, decoration, humor, femininity and masculinity, the everyday, pleasure, and authorial control take center stage. Artists from the 1950s through the present work in a range of mediums, finding personal, social and political meaning in sheer, gorgeous materiality.

Selected artists: Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Al Leslie, Dwight Ripley, Marie Menken, Larry Rivers, Jane Freilicher, Morris Louis, Jules Olitski, Sam Gilliam, Friedl Dzubas, Frank Bowling, Ralph Humphrey, Miriam Schapiro, Lynda Benglis, Faith Wilding, Harmony Hammond, Robin Mitchell, Judy Chicago, Robert Kushner, Mary Beth Edelson, Andy Warhol, Christopher Wool, Mike Kelley, Carroll Dunham, Wolfgang Tillmans, Polly Apfelbaum, Marilyn Minter, Kara Walker, Janine Antoni, Kathy Butterly, Mark Bradford, Jackie Saccoccio, Carrie Moyer, Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson, Laura Owens, Mary Weatherford, Sterling Ruby, Jacqueline Humphries, Mark Barrow and Sarah Parke, Ulrike Müller, Josh Faught.  Curated by Curator-at-Large Katy Siegel.

Installation view courtesy of The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University




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