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At the Edge of Things

At the Edge of Things: Baer, Corse, Martin

Corse, Mary 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").

Corse, Mary 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").

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

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

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

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

Press Release

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

    London—Pace Gallery is honoured to present At the Edge of Things: Baer, Corse, Martin, an exhibition of works by three generations of American abstract artists, and the first for these artists presented by the gallery in London. The exhibition, at 6 Burlington Gardens, will be on view from 7 June to 7 August 2019.

    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.