DEBORAH REMINGTON

The Deborah Remington Charitable Trust for the Visual Arts

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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.

Deborah at the Tamarind Institute

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Women of Abstract Expressionism opened at the Palm Springs Art Museum on February 25th, where Deborah is one of 12 artists whose work is featured in a dazzling group show. The exhibition runs through May 14th. The show is absolutely beautiful and has received a great

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Drawing Catalogue is Now Published

We are pleased to announce a new drawing catalogue titled Deborah Remington:  Life in Drawing, has recently been published by the Trust and includes a selection of fifty drawings in a variety of mediums to represent the artist's career from 1950 to 2006. Featuring essays by two highly regarded art historians, John Mendelsohn and Lilly Wei, the catalogue traces Remington's stylistic development beginning with early gestural abstractions, progressing through a number of transitions to her signature edgy minimalism and eventually circling back to the gesture in her personal search for a unique voice.

 

A consummate draftsman throughout her career, drawing was elemental to her practice. Whether working from life (with figure drawings or still life studies), or from her very fertile imagination,

her drawings were immediate and expressive, yet always controlled. The catalogue bears witness to her remarkable evolution and a vision entirely her own.

 

Deborah Remington Drawings, 1949-2006 were featured at Parrish/Heijnen Gallery in LA October 15th through November 26th. The Gallery also had a booth featuring Deborah's drawings at NADA  Miami Beach this past December 2016.

 

Women of Abstract Expressionism opened at the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC October 22nd through January 22nd. This exhibition included four handsome examples of Deborah's AbEx work from the 1950s and 60s.

 

Denver Group Show, June through September, 2016: Deborah     Remington's Beat era work was featured in Women of Abstract Expressionism, a group show at the Denver Art Museum (June 12 through September 29, 2016). The Show moves to the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, Palm Springs Art Museum, and Whitechapel Gallery, London. There has been excellent press exposure for the show.       >   

 

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 coming soon.

Exhibitions

 

Expanding Perceptions

at the Marlborough Gallery

— 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 "

Acquisitions

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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