The Deborah Remington Charitable Trust for the Visual Arts


On View this Summer...

The Remington Trust is pleased to announce that the artist’s work will be included in two very interesting group shows this summer:

> The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness will be on view at The School | Jack Shainman Gallery from June 24th through January 2018. This exhibition explores the “transcendental shift from the material to the metaphysical. The artists here address in their own distinct way the notion of art as celebration, as a vehicle for personal salvation, or more broadly, creating beauty out of — or despite — one’s surroundings. The resonance between artworks past and present expresses the joys of making, collecting, and displaying art that transcends historical period, culture, or geography.


Among the artists included are:  El Anatsui, David Altmejd, Huma Bhabha, Willem De Kooning, Beauford Delaney, Ralston Crawford, Philip Guston, Max Ernst, Nan Goldin, Paa Joe, Annette Messenger, Deborah Remington, Milton Resnick, Ed Ruscha, Susan Rothenberg, Claude Simard, Mickalene Thomas, Jack Youngerman, and others.

Deborah Remington as a student at the San Francisco Art Institute, April 1955

Dorset, 1972Oil on linen91 x 87 inches On view atThe School | Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY

> Sunlight arrives only at its proper hour is a group exhibition hosted by the

356 South Mission Owens Space in LA. June 1 - July 30. Curated by Mitchell Algus and Olivia Shao, it touches upon spiritual, metaphysical and surrealist themes as well as the darker side of LA counterculture in relation

to theatricality, science fiction, alchemy and time. The title is borrowed

from a line in Henri Michaux’s poem “I Am Writing to You from a Distant Country”  (published in 1938), an otherworldly text about alternate realities. Works span historical to contemporary.


Among the artists included are:  Lee Bontecou, Cameron, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Jay DeFeo, Bill Hayden, Mike Kelley, William Leavitt, Lee Lozano, Henri Michaux, Eric Orr, Tom Rankin, Deborah Remington, John Singer Sargent, Michael E. Smith, and Unica Zürn, and others.

Soot Series 2, 1963.

 Soot on muslin. 18 1/2 x 13 inches

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Sunlight arrives...

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Deborah Remington: A Life in Drawing:  Now Available through Distributed Art Publishers (D.A.P.) Featuring essays by Lilly Wei and John Mendelsohn, this illustrated catalogue offers a long overdue opportunity to trace the artist's career through her drawing practice from its Abstract Expressionist roots in the 1950s to the large scale surrealist-inspired drawings the artist produced during the late 1990s.  To order: Contact D.A.P. at below.

Women of Abstract Expressionism an exhibition organized by Denver Art Museum curator, Gwen Chanzit, included four early paintings by Deborah Remington along with the work of eleven other AbEx women artists, all of whom were among the pioneers of this historic movement in the United States. Following its debut at the Denver Art Museum (June 12-September 25, 2016), the show traveled to the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC (October 22, 2016-January 22, 2017) and the Palm Springs Art Museum in California (February 18-May 14, 2017).  Reviews below...

— The New York Times

— ARTnews

— LA Times

— artnet news

The Oral History Project: The Trust's launch of the Deborah Remington Oral History Project moves towards completion this calendar year as we have wrapped up interviews with curators, critics, artists, family, and friends who knew her well. This initiative was launched late 2013 in order to assemble a first-person narrative of Deborah's life and professional career. Video link is in the works.

"Deborah Remington: A Life in Drawing"

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Recent Exhibitions


The Deborah Remington Charitable Trust for the Visual Arts presents a summary of recent exhibitions for the artist from New York to Berlin.

Masterclass. Major Works of the Twentieth Century: A group show organized jointly by George Adams Gallery and Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York highlighting the work of women artists whose work has been overlooked or under-appreciated either by disposition or location.


While there is no one style or personal connection unifying this group, the exhibition focuses on commonalities that emerge through a rejection of the current "popular" style. In many ways, some of these artists were ahead of their time, but more to the point they were - and are - all innovators and experimenters. February 28th through April 8th.

Interview with Deborah Remington for video produced by the Denver Art Museum for Women of

Abstract Expressionism, 2016

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— The Whitney Museum of American Art recently purchased Deborah Remington's 1965 drawing, Early Adelphi Series #11, an abstract study in graphite and crayon on paper.                                   >


—  The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently purchased two color lithographs by Deborah Remington for its permanent collection. Gaslight (1953) and On the Scene (1954) are representative of the loose, gestural Abstract Expressionist style of her student years at the California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco. These prints were made while the artist was still in her twenties and just prior to the founding of the 6 Gallery by Remington and 5 artists and poets who were members of San Francisco’s burgeoning Beat scene.


Among the other prints in this series is 2300 Skadoo, which appeared on the cover of the exhibition catalogue: The Stamp of Impulse: Abstract Expressionist Prints by David Acton, Hudson Hills Press, NY, in association with the Worcester Art Museum, 2001


Worcester Art Museum... Two of Deborah’s early works from the 1950s were acquired by the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, for their permanent collection: 2300 Skadoo, 1956, color lithograph; and Untitled, 1950, etching. 2300 Skadoo appeared on the cover of the exhibition catalogue: The Stamp of Impulse: Abstract Expressionist Prints by David Acton, Hudson Hills Press, NY, in association with the Worcester Art Museum, 2001.


— San Antonio Museum of Art. Deborah's painting, Omina, a large oil on canvas of 1978, recently entered the permanent collection of the San Antonio Museum of Art. This was included in the traveling exhibition organized by the museum titled: "Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s."








Deborah Remington

Early Adelphi Series #11, 1965

Pencil & Crayon on Paper

14 x 10-7/8 "

Deborah Remington

On the Scene, 1954

Color Litho

14 3/4" x 21 1/4"

Deborah Remington

2300 Skadoo, 1956

Color Litho

21 1/2 x 14 3/4

Deborah Remington

Omina, 1978

Oil on Canvas

74 x 67


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