Image: Color Panels, 2011, Lithograph on Rives BFK, Edition of 45
© Ellsworth Kelly and Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
"Ellsworth Kelly" an exhibition organized by Michele C. Quinn will be on display in the Barrick's Inner Gallery February 12 - May 14.
The works on view are generously on loan from Gemini G.E.L and several Las Vegas collectors.
A collection of more than 20 print editions by renowned artist Ellsworth Kelly (1923 - 2015), has been organized by Michele C. Quinn for this exhibition. Kelly was an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker who created works of cleanly juxtaposed colors and shapes and is largely considered to be one of the leading abstract artists of the postwar period. The minimal quality of his works should not be confused with being simplistic. The artist discovered a way to translate what he observed -- a shadow on a wall, a curve of a hill, of the space between buildings -- into paintings that drew from reality but became abstractions. All of the works in this exhibition were created during the last two decades of his collaboration with Gemini G.E.L, the now-legendary print workshop located in Los Angeles.
Join us March 16, 6-7 p.m. for "Printmaking with Ellsworth: A Conversation with Erik Beehn"