ROBERT MOSKOWITZ

November 2 - December 21, 2014



Each of the five large paintings in this show consists of the three elements: broad areas painted black, red or white; a small area of spray of the different color suggesting light, heat or fog surfaces dissolving the ground; and a single image of either the cross or the teapot. The motifs of the cross and the teapot reflect two different attitudes about knowledge: one inclined toward abstraction and the other toward realism.

Moskowitz originally used the cross motif in paintings in the 1980's and the teapot in the 1970's when he was a principal participant in the New Image movement. Made in 2013-14, these paintings distill over 50 years of profound visual and intellectual engagement with modern painting and its possibilities.

This is Robert Moskowitzs fourth solo exhibition with Kerry Schuss coinciding with a solo presentation of Moskowitz's window shade paintings from 1961-62 by Schuss at Independent Projects, New York, November 6-15, 2014.

New York artist Robert Moskowitz (b.1935) has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad since his first solo exhibition of window shade paintings and drawings from 1961-62 at Leo Castelli. Paintings from this series were included in William Seitz' seminal "The Art of Assemblage" exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1961). Moskowitz's 1989 mid career retrospective originated at the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC and toured to the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, CA and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Moskowitz has had numerous one-person exhibitions at galleries including Blum Helman Gallery, New York, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, Lawrence Markey, San Antonio, Peter Blum, New York, D'Amelio Terras, New York and Kerry Schuss, New York. His work is numerous collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and The High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

caption:
Robert Moskowitz
"Teapot" 2013
oil on canvas
23 x 78 in - 58.4 x 198.1 cm