Editions + Cutouts, an exhibition of works by Alex Katz, will be on display
October 25th - November 16th at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening
reception will be held Friday, October 25, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The
exhibition will feature original silkscreen prints and stainless-steel
figurative cut-out sculptures by world renowned artist Alex Katz. An icon
associated with pop art, Katz has developed a very abbreviated interpretation
of his subject matter. His use of bold colors and reductive style is
exemplified in this exhibition.
Several of Katz' new prints are based on the Coca-Cola Girls, nostalgic
images that were an integral part of the company's advertising through the
1960's, and used on large-scale billboards. These depictions of the pin-up
trend at the time were made popular during WWI as advertising images by
representing athletic women at leisure while also serving to empower our
Another recent image is Homage to Monet (Tryptich), a dynamic three- panel
work, no doubt inspired by Katz' recent exhibition at the Musée de l'Orangerie
in Paris in front of Monet's Nymphéas.
Katz has also recently begun to interpret his work into sculptural forms,
which are flat, waterjet cut stainless-steel figures based on his paintings.
The cutouts are then powder-coated and presented as free-standing works. The
result of this presentation is very much 'Alex Katz', immediately recognizable
and quite dynamic.
Included in the exhibition are stylized portraits of some of Katz' favorite
models whom he has continuously painted over the years, especially his wife,
Ada. The portraits are often rendered in profile or semi-profile, giving them
a beautiful, distinct style of portraiture.
At 92, Alex Katz continues to be a part of the consciousness of the art world
and an active participant in contemporary art. He remains young in attitude
and produces relevant artwork for the world to enjoy. Katz is represented in
most major museums in the U.S. and Europe, has received most major awards and
grants given in the United States, as well as being published in every major
contemporary art publication since 1960. In 2019, Katz has had one-person
exhibitions at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris, The Fondation Louis Vuitton,
the Daegu Art museum in South Korea, and the Dallas Museum of Art.
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Founded in 1974 by William and Pam Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary
Art exhibits high-quality contemporary art in a variety of media,
including paintings, works on paper, mixed-media constructions,
photography, prints, ceramics, and sculpture. By exhibiting nationally
recognized artists, along with new and emerging talent, the gallery
aims to nurture an awareness and appreciation of the exciting diversity
found in contemporary art.
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