February 28 – March 4, 2018
Gala Preview: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York City
Paul Kasmin Gallery presents an intimate selection of female nudes by the late New York School painter, Jane Freilicher, whose estate the gallery now represents. This will be the first time her nudes, mostly from the 1960s, will be shown exclusively; many of which have never been exhibited. The hallmarks of her pictures — clarity, purity and an unpretentious beauty — are perhaps most succinctly rendered in these works.
This presentation at The Art Show will serve as a prelude to "50s New York," Freilicher's first exhibition at the gallery, opening April 18, 2018.
About Jane Freilicher
Over a six-decade career, Freilicher quietly painted in direct contrast to the heroic and gestured angst of Abstract Expressionism, the industrial starkness of Minimalism, and the broad sweeping cacophony of Pop. She painted in the same spirit and dedication as Bonnard and Matisse: a subtle and unrelenting observation of domestic life. John Ashbery in a 1975 review described Freilicher with “obviously she paints what she sees, but it happens that she sees a lot."