27/02/2019 - 03/03/2019
STAND E05 – PAVILION 7
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac looks forward to seeing you at ARCOmadrid 2019, where we will present a selection of works by Miquel Barceló, Georg Baselitz, Rosemarie Castoro, Tony Cragg, VALIE EXPORT, Antony Gormley, Imi Knoebel, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yan Pei-Ming, Arnulf Rainer, Daniel Richter, Juan Uslé and Emilio Vedova.
Born in Brooklyn, Rosemarie Castoro (1939-2015) lived and worked in New York her entire life, becoming a central figure in the city’s Minimalist and Conceptualist Art scene.Corner Cut (1972) is a major work from the ‘Brushstrokes’ series, which is indicative of Castoro’s multidisciplinary approach, bridging through sculpture, painting and dance in this monumental rendering of the most prototypical artistic gesture: the brushstroke. Renowned Art Historian Lucy Lippard writes about this specific series: ‘These were paintings taken off the wall and transformed into their own enclosures – “screens”, “corners” a “revolving door”, and a curving “tunnel entranceway”. Graphite rubbed over a dense impasto surface of gesso and modelling paste provided a muscular abstraction of their creation. The vigorous swashes resisted and eventually rebelled against rectangular confinement, and during 1972 the “brushstrokes” broke away and became separate entities’ (Lucy Lippard, ARTFORUM, 1975).A year after her long awaited retrospective at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona in Barcelona, we are currently presenting a survey of her works in our Paris Marais gallery.