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Brooklyn Rail: New Social Environment - David Row with Carter Ratcliff, Register for Friday July 9th, 2021
Brooklyn Rail: New Social Environment - David Row with Carter Ratcliff, Register for Friday July 9th, 2021

Artist David Row joins poet and art critic Carter Ratcliff for a conversation.

Ronald Bladen on view at the Katonah Museum of Art
Ronald Bladen on view at the Katonah Museum of Art

Two outdoor sculptures by Ronald Bladen are currently on view at the Katonah Museum of Art, in Katonah New York, through August of 2021. 

Ronald Bladen (1918–1988), a pivotal figure of postwar American art, was regarded as an artistic forerunner by Minimalists like Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt, and Carl Andre. But in contrast to the matter-of-fact work of these artists, Bladen’s sculptures are charged with emotional power. ‘Grand’, ‘singular’ and ‘iconic’ are among the words used to describe Ronald Bladen’s sculptures. ‘Transcendent’ is another and perhaps more apt. Bladen’s work combines scale, geometry, and architectural form in an exchange between matter and spirit.

Ronald Bladen Monograph Published By Abbeville Press
Ronald Bladen Monograph Published By Abbeville Press

The first monograph on a pivotal figure of postwar American art.

Ronald Bladen (1918-1988) was regarded as an artistic forerunner by Minimalists like Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt, and Carl Andre. But in contrast to the matter-of-fact work of these artists, Bladen's sculptures are charged with emotional power. They fill entire rooms, pressing outward against the walls and ceiling; their themes include the force of gravity, the dynamism of planar surfaces, the impact of scale, and confrontation with the viewer.

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