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Geometric Abstraction


Geometric Abstraction is an area of abstract art where the nonobjective compositions are comprised of geometric shapes and forms, including squares, cubes, rectangles, lines, circles, spheres, etc. that can be floating and not grounded or in highly structured and rigorous compositions.

The roots of using geometric shapes and forms in artwork date back to ancient times and virtually every culture. However, in regards to the influence on modern and contemporary art, the art form became popular with the twentieth century avant-garde including Kasimir Malelvich (1878-1935), Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) and Josef Albers (1888-1976). Many American artists also pioneered geometric abstraction in their works, such as Frank Stella (b1936), Karl Benjamin (1925-2012), Al Held (1928-2005) and Ron Davis (b1937).

Geometric Abstraction can be observed in hard edge painting, Op Art, Systemic Pattern Painting, Pattern and Decoration, Color Field Painting and post painterly abstraction.

Artists who practice Geometric Abstraction:

Francis Hewitt

Exhibitions that feature Hard Edge Painting include:

RICHARD ROTH Close Call November 26 - December 22, 2018

ANGELA JOHAL You Hear The Colours October 1 - October 27, 2018

OPTICAL AND PATTERN PAINTINGS Presenting artworks by Beth Radford, Marge Rector and Eric Zammitt October 1 - October 27, 2018

SYSTEMIC PATTERN PAINTING: ARTISTS OF THE CRISS-CROSS COOPERATIVE FEATURING CHARLES DIJULIO, DEAN FLEMING, RICHARD KALLWEIT, GLORIA KLEIN, MARILYN NELSON, CLARK RICHERT, DEE SHAPIRO, ROBERT SWAIN, GEORGE WOODMAN, MARIO YRISARRY September 9 - October 13, 2018

ANDREW HUFFMAN Modulated: Color and Structure August 23 - September 29, 2018

TADASKY Pushing Boundaries August 23 - September 29, 2018

MARGE RECTOR Abstract and Captured Forms, 1967 to 1975 March 23 - May 26, 2018

LEO VALLEDOR Curved March 7 - April 14, 2018

JULIAN STANCZAK: DYNAMIC FIELDS February 10 - March 17, 2018

OLI SIHVONEN KINETIC ENERGY January 27 - March 3, 2018

ROBERT SWAIN Color: Theory and Affect December 9, 2017 - January 20, 2018

DEAN FLEMING Duality October 14 - November 10, 2017

GLORIA KLEIN Systemic Painting and Pattern September 7 - October 7, 2017

MOKHA LAGET In Shape, In Color September 4 - October 7, 2017

RICHARD ROTH Shocks and Struts May 3 - June 17, 2017

JOHN VOKOUN horizons / structures April 5 - May 29, 2017

SIZZLE AND CHILL March 9 - April 9, 2017

COLOR: STAINED, BRUSHED AND POURED Featuring: Leon Berkowitz, Thomas Downing, Willem de Looper, Ruth Pastine, Paul Reed and Leo Valledor August 3 - September 3, 2016

STEPHEN WESTFALL Jewel Curtain June 23 - August 9, 2015

OP INFINITUM: 'THE RESPONSIVE EYE' FIFTY YEARS AFTER (PART II) AMERICAN OP ART IN THE 60S Curated by David Eichholtz and Peter Frank May 26 - July 12, 2015

POST-OP: 'THE RESPONSIVE EYE' FIFTY YEARS AFTER Curated by David Eichholtz and Peter Frank February 24 - April 11, 2015

JULIAN STANCZAK Lineal Pathways March 14 - April 19, 2014

PETER DEMOS 10 Paintings July 30 - September 7, 2013

RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ Variations: Evolution of The Artist's Media 1986 - 2012 May 10 - June 15, 2013

TOM MARTINELLI OUT OF REGISTER, 1993-1998 March 29 - May 4, 2013

SANFORD WURMFELD November 9 - December 22, 2012

TADASKY The Circle ReViewed: 1964 to 2012 August 17 - September 22, 2012

David Eichholtz, Manager

David Richard Gallery, LLC

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