“Four Degrees of Abstraction”

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts NYC Presents "Four Degrees of Abstraction," a group show curated by Anne-Brigitte Sirois featuring Cora Cohen, Morgan Everhart, Suzanne Olivier, and Xiaofu Wang.

"Four Degrees of Abstraction" brings together paintings by four artists working in various degrees of abstraction and investigates each artist’s iconographic relation with nature. The exhibition aims to consider the hierarchical distinctions first positioned by art critic and champion of abstract painting, Clement Greenberg, who wrote in his essay On Abstract Art (1944), "Let painting confine itself to the disposition pure and simple of color and line, and not intrigue us by associations with things we can experience more authentically elsewhere… art that is representational too easily suggests narrative and thus panders to literature.”

Image: Suzanne Olivier, "Érosion du continent," 2017, oil on canvas, 40 x 50 inches.

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