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David Row: The Shape of Things, Exhibition Catalogue
David Row: The Shape of Things, Exhibition Catalogue

David Row: The Shape of Things provides a selected survey of the artist’s shaped paintings from the mid-1970s to the present. A 96-page fully illustrated hardcover monograph, with essays by artist and critic Ken Greenleaf and art historian Karen Wilkin is now available.


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David Row: The Shape of Things at CMCA, Rockland, Maine
David Row: The Shape of Things at CMCA, Rockland, Maine

The Shape of Things is the first major exhibition of painter and master printmaker David Row’s work in his home state. Born in Portland, in 1949, Row is a multi-generational Mainer. His father’s family settled in Perry, a small town in Washington County near the Canadian border, in the early 19th century. Row visited the family homestead many times as a child and thought of it “as the wildest place I’d ever seen.”  

In his teen years, Row’s family began summering on Cushing Island in Casco Bay, first in a series of rented cottages, then purchasing a house in 1968. Accessible only by private boat and with no vehicular traffic allowed, Cushing is a world apart. In the early 1990s, Row and his wife Kathleen built their own house and studio on the island. “The studio became a major part of my working life from the summer of 1994 to the present,” Row says, “I live and work there now for five months each year.”

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 December 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.

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