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Paintings by Tadasky from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, Pushing Color Boundaries

In the 1960s, the edges of the bands of color in Tadasky’s paintings were crisp and precise. However, later in the 60s and throughout the next five-decades of his career, he pushed the edges of the outer bands of pigment by diffusing and extending the colors. He also softened all of the borders of the rings of pigment to obscure all boundaries and allow the colors to meld one into the other. Tadasky’s current exhibition, Pushing Boundaries, at David Richard Gallery examines the artist's interest in color interaction and how the edge of the pigment border and complexity of the composition impacts the viewing experience. The result is an extensive body of paintings where the colors range from hard edge, dense and vibrational to completely radiant and then to calm, serene and meditative.

Please enjoy these selections from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Feel free to contact me with any questions and if you would like prices, high resolution images and additional information.

David Eichholtz, Manager

David Richard Gallery, LLC

Tadasky E 142 1969 Acrylic on canvas 34 x 34”

Tadasky G 4 1975 Acrylic on canvas 60 x 60"

Tadasky G103 1975 Acrylic on canvas 50 x 50"

Tadasky J 65 1989 Acrylic on canvas 35 x 35"

Tadasky J 68 1989 Acrylic on canvas 35 x 35"

Tadasky J 16 1988 Acrylic on canvas 35 x 35"

About Tadasky: Tadasky, born Tadasuke Kuwayama in Nagoya, Japan in 1935 has lived and worked in New York since 1961. He had numerous solo exhibitions at both the Kootz Gallery and legendary Fischbach Gallery in New York. His paintings were included in the seminal Op art exhibitions, The Responsive Eye, 1965, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Kinetic and Optical Art Today, 1965, Albright-Knox, Buffalo, NY, as well as more than 35 other group exhibitions. Most recently, his paintings have been included in Optic Art: Perceptual Art of the 1960s, 2007, Columbus Museum of Art, curated by Joe Houston. Tadasky’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Albright-Knox, Buffalo, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Museum Art Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Gutai Pinacotheca, Osaka, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagaoka, Japan; Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki, Japan, among many others.

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