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At the Edge of Things

Baer, Corse, Martin

Mary Corse Untitled (Yellow Double Arch), 1998. glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas, 259.1 cm × 320 cm × 6.4 cm (8' 6" × 10' 6" × 2-1/2").

Mary Corse Untitled (Yellow Double Arch), 1998. glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas, 259.1 cm × 320 cm × 6.4 cm (8' 6" × 10' 6" × 2-1/2").

Agnes Martin Untitled #4, 1996. acrylic and graphite on canvas, 60 x 60" (152.4 x 152.4 cm).

Agnes Martin Untitled #4, 1996. acrylic and graphite on canvas, 60 x 60" (152.4 x 152.4 cm).

Jo Baer Untitled (White Square Lavender), 1964-1974. oil on canvas, 72" × 72-1/4" (182.9 cm × 183.5 cm).

Jo Baer Untitled (White Square Lavender), 1964-1974. oil on canvas, 72" × 72-1/4" (182.9 cm × 183.5 cm).

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  • At the Edge of Things: Baer, Corse, Martin

    At the Edge of Things explores the phenomenological possibilities of abstraction in the work of three artists over the past sixty years. Focused on the artists’ deep engagement with notions of dimensional space and perception, the exhibition offers a new perspective on the tropes of hard-edge painting. While divergent, the works of Jo Baer, Mary Corse and Agnes Martin combine form, line, and colour in surfaces with flat boundaries, each examining the idea of negative space as a repudiation of representation and subject, in favour of a purity of form. At the Edge of Things establishes an implicit conversation between these artists and their engagement with Minimalism, radicality, and the metaphysical in painting. The exhibition, at 6 Burlington Gardens, will be on view from 7 June to 7 August 2019.