Gregory Amenoff

Disposition
March 7, 2020   -   April 5, 2020

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Gregory Amenoff artist writes, “A few years ago, after my most recent New York City exhibition, I felt a real need to shift my work dramatically— to kick my long time organic, gestural vocabulary out of the studio and, at least temporarily, into the past. Artists often look back to move forward, and in that vein, I thought about my very earliest work made some forty-five years ago. Those paintings had a loose geometric structure…New, more abrupt visual structures and clean clear color have emerged, all defined by a homemade—and sometimes funky—geometry. I have traded a degree of personal expressiveness for a more formal expressiveness. That said, what seemed like a radical departure is feeling increasingly connected to not only my early geometric work but to all that I have made in the decades since.”—February 2020.

Gregory Amenoff (American, b. 1948) has had over fifty one-person exhibitions in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, and his work is in the permanent collection of more than thirty museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He served as President of the National Academy of Design from 2001-2005, is a founding board member of the CUE Art Foundation, and has taught at Columbia University for more than twenty-five years, where he holds the Eve and Herman Gelman Chair of Visual Arts.