Hard Edges for Hard Times curated by Tom Marioni at Crown Point Press in San Francisco

Ed Ruscha

Laurie Reid

Dorothea Rockburne

Mary Heilmann

Richard Tuttle

Brice Marden

Mel Bochner

Sol LeWitt

John Cage

Crown Point Press is pleased to announce Hard Edges for Hard Times. Tom Marioni, who curated the show, describes it in this way: “In economic hard times we see a lot of art about theory and philosophy, and in economic good times we see more art that’s about money. This exhibition begins with prints from the hard times of the 1970s, and continues with more recent hard-edge works from artists in various parts of the world. The show was germinated by a look backward at art created at Crown Point Press thirty to forty years ago.” Here is a list of included artists with comments by the curator:

Mel Bochner: geometric relationships Brice Marden: black and white rectangles Dorothea Rockburne: the golden mean folded Sol LeWitt: lines by a system Robert Ryman: white on white Al Held: multiple vanishing points Sean Scully: painterly rectangles Vito Acconci: a ladder to the ceiling Jannis Kounellis: black square with flowers John Cage: hard shapes by chance Sherrie Levine: appropriation Joan Jonas: performance inspired Markus Raetz: surrealist hand Dorothy Napangardi: landscape map Laurie Reid: minimal dots Anne Appleby: monochrome landscape Richard Tuttle: Russian constructivism Ed Ruscha: blank billboard

Also please the Art Practical review of the show by Jessica Briar HERE.

The show runs through February 5th.
Crown Point Press
20 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

**All images and text are from the Crown Point Press Website. www.crownpoint.com

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