Although Ralph Humphrey began exhibiting in 1957 at a moment that seemed to mark the beginning of the art world’s turn toward Minimalism and Pop Art, he never became an orthodox practitioner of either style. By the mid 60’s, however, Humphrey abandoned the allover gestural paintings with which he inaugurated his career, and had come to be considered, along with Brice Marden, a “romantic Minimalist.” In retrospect, these breakthrough paintings not only reveal the artist establishing the foundation for subsequent efforts, but they also underscore his commitment to the possibilities of abstraction.


May 31 - June 28, 2008

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