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Agnes Martin: The New York–Taos Connection (1947–1957)

Saturday, January 26, 2013Sunday, May 12, 2013

Installation view of Agnes Martin: The New York–Taos Connection (1947–1957). Photograph by Tom Loonan.

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The meditative paintings, drawings, and writings of Agnes Martin (American, born Canada, 1912–2004) have influenced generations of artists interested in abstraction. Although she began making art in New York in the early 1940s while studying at Columbia University, she chose to live and work in the Taos, New Mexico, area for much of her life. This exhibition featured rarely seen paintings and drawings created by Martin in Taos from 1947, the year of her first exhibition, to 1957, the year she returned to New York, where she would continue to hone her ideas about abstraction as a working method.

The installation at the Albright-Knox included video of a conversation between Agnes Martin and Albright-Knox Chief Curator Douglas Dreishpoon that took place in 2000 in Taos, New Mexico.

This exhibition was organized by Jina Brenneman, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico.

Exhibition Sponsors

The exhibition tour was made possible through the generous support of Lanny and Sharon Martin.