595 Madison Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10022
2 Savile Row
London W1S 3PA
About the Presentation
Luxembourg + Co. will exhibit works by the American Abstract Expressionist painter Alice Baber (1928-82), best known for her study of biomorphic forms and the infinite possibilities of light and color. The works on view will showcase significant achievements from Baber’s mid to late career beginning in 1964, chronicling her experimentation between different mediums, intensities of color, saturation, composition, and forms. They include examples of her unique method of “sinking” and “lifting” tissue papers dipped in watercolor in order to obtain a sense of organic expansion in her shapes—an attribute that is now regarded as her signature style. Watercolors in particular lent themselves to her growing interest in transparency and luminosity. An active feminist, Baber participated in several exhibitions dedicated to women artists, notably Women Choose Women, held at the New York Cultural Center in 1972, curated by Lucy Lippard.
About the Gallery
Luxembourg + Co. presents curated, museum-quality exhibitions of works by modern masters and contemporary artists in its spaces in New York and London. Previously as Luxembourg & Dayan, the gallery has presented a number of critically acclaimed exhibitions that range in scope from focused considerations of historical and contemporary artists such as Paul Cezanne, René Magritte, Alberto Burri, Richard Prince and Derrick Adams to thematic and investigative surveys, which since 2011 have included Grisaille, Unpainted Paintings, The Shaped Canvas, Revisited, and The Ends of Collage.
Alice Baber, The Silver Ring of the Jaguar, 1981, watercolour on Arches paper, 30 x 41 inches, photo: Damian Griffiths, courtesy of Luxembourg + Co.
Portrait of Alice Baber © Thomas Victor