GP Contemporary Gallery: Pat Lipsky Exhibition
New York, New YorkApril 6, 2017
Fans of Pat Lipsky’s artwork crowded GP Contemporary Gallery on Thursday April 6th to view Stain Paintings 1968—1975 during the exhibit’s opening reception. The eleven paintings of Lipsky’s early work were revealed to the public for the first time after nearly 50 years in storage. Art connoisseurs, fellow artists and dozens of Lipsky’s students from the Art Students League of New York were in attendance, sharing their reactions to the spectacular, large-scale pieces on display. Lipsky was present, sharing memories of creating the work, each piece connected to a particular point in her life.
The paintings capture the excitement of this decade in our nation’s history, when the ideals of American art and American life were being tested; each piece simultaneously exuding youth, freedom, lightness and strength. Viewers are initially struck by the energy created by vibrant colors on giant canvases of cotton duck, then are drawn in by Lipsky’s decisions on where to splatter, stack, rub and have color meet.
The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, May 6th. GP Contemporary Gallery, a celebrated branch of Gerald Peters Gallery, is located at 24 East 78th Street, New York, NY, and gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10am – 5pm, Saturday 12-5pm. For further information, please contact Gavin Spanierman, Managing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 212.628.9760. www.GPContemporary.comCLICK AN IMAGE TO ENLARGE