Palermo Works on Paper 1976-1977

April 25 - June 29, 2013

Drawn from museum and private collections, this exhibition has been organized in collaboration with the Palermo Archive on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the artist’s birth (in 1943 in Leipzig, Germany). The majority of the works on view were executed in New York, where (Blinky) Palermo lived and worked from 1973 until the spring of 1976. The artist died in February 1977. Executed at the end of the artist’s brief career, Palermo’s works on paper from 1976-1977 suggest a kind of summation of his artistic practice: not only do they exemplify his ongoing experimentation with the symbolic and formal possibilities of composition and space, but they also convey his understanding of color as a system of signs. On the occasion of the exhibition, the gallery will publish a fully-illustrated catalogue that will include new scholarship by Christine Mehring (University of Chicago) and Christoph Schreier (Kunstmuseum Bonn).


The exhibition takes place on the second floor of the gallery’s new building, located on West 20th Street in Chelsea.


Read the press release here (download PDF).


Read previews for the exhibition from The New York Times and Village Voice and review from the New York Observer.


Read about the artist’s recent museum retrospective in reviews by Roberta Smith in The New York Times and Peter Schjeldahl in The New Yorker.