In the 1989 essay Beauty is the Mystery of Life Agnes Martin wrote, “Composition is an absolute mystery. It is dictated by the mind. The artist searches for certain sounds or lines that are acceptable to mind and finally an arrangement of them that is acceptable.” Martin’s work is recognized as pure abstraction, in which space, metaphysics and internal emotional states are explored through painting, drawing and printmaking. Running until 7 October 2018, The Gallery, Winchester’s Discovery C
Agnes Martin: The Untroubled Mind/Works from the Daniel W. Dietrich II Collection is on view from May 19 through October 14, 2018 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Visionary and idiosyncratic, Agnes Martin (1912–2004) aimed to express universal emotional states in her precise, minimalist compositions. Her earliest works used imagery to reference the real world, but in the 1960s she developed her signature grids, which appear to extend endlessly beyond the canvas. This installation explores th
The most comprehensive study of Agnes Martin’s work to date, Agnes Martin: Paintings catalogue raisonné is now available through Artifex Press. This first volume is the product of seven years of in-depth research and documentation of Martin’s oeuvre, starting with student paintings in the 1940s and including more than 630 paintings, constructions, and the film Gabriel. Other notable content includes an illustrated chronology of the artist’s life, two essays by editor Tiffany Bell, and six biblio
Art historian Christina Rosenberger will be giving a talk about her new book, Drawing the Line: The Early Work of Agnes Martin on Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The talk will be followed immediately by a book signing. For more information, visit the NGA's website.
On Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 PM, join Richard Tuttle and Jennie C. Jones at the Guggenheim for a discussion about the retrospective on view and personal reflection on the legacy of Agnes Martin’s life and work. Moderated by Barbara Haskell. The program concludes with a reception and exhibition viewing of Agnes Martin. Purchase tickets here.
The Guggenheim exhibition will trace Agnes Martin’s (1912–2004) career from her early experiments of the 1950s through her mature oeuvre and final paintings, making it the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work since her death in 2004. The exhibition will be on view from October 7, 2016 through January 11, 2017. Visit the exhibition at the Guggenheim here.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Tate’s exhibition Agnes Martin, the first exhibition of Agnes Martin’s work since 1994 covering the full breadth of her career including early mixed media works and her hallmark grid canvases. Agnes Martin will be on view from April 24 through September 11, 2016.
Pace celebrates the opening of Agnes Martin’s retrospective at Tate Modern. It is the artist’s first retrospective since her death in 2004. A seminal artist of the twentieth century, Martin left an indelible impact on the history of art with her delicate handling of line and color. Her development of a grid in the late 1950s wherein she gently inscribed penciled lines over subtle fields of color marked a turning point in the history of abstract painting and established the geometric and spati
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