Darby Bannard: Minimal Paintings 1959-1965

<

p>Jacobson Howard Gallery presents Darby Bannard: Minimal Paintings 1959-1965, opening May 10, 2007. A reception for the artist will be held at the gallery for the opening from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

<

p>Darby Bannard’s so-called ‘minimal’ paintings of the first half of the sixties are among the pictorial glories of the time. I was there when he began making them – in Princeton the summer of 1959 – and I find it thrilling that they will once more see the light of day. Their autograph combination of formal boldness and coloristic originality will be a powerful antidote to most of what passes for serious painting at the moment.

-Michael Fried

<

p>Bannard’s Color Field paintings are primarily concerned with subtle color relationships. In these early 1960s hard-edge paintings he works with circular and rectangular shapes in close valued pastel colors and forms that seem to float in color.

<

p>His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum, Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, and Metropolitan Museum in New York City, the Albright-Knox Museum in Buffalo, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

<

p>Bannard is also a writer, lecturer and teacher at numerous universities. From 1984 he was on the graduate faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Since 1989 he has chaired the Art Department at the University of Miami.

bannard-install3