Ellsworth Kelly: Last Paintings & Plant Drawings

Ellsworth Kelly, Rubber Plant, 1957, graphite on paper, 24 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches (courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery)
Ellsworth Kelly, Rubber Plant, 1957, graphite on paper, 24 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches (courtesy of Matthew Marks Gallery)

D. Creahan reviews Ellsworth Kelly: Last Paintings and Plant Drawings at Matthew Marks Gallery, o view through June 24, 2017.

Crehan writes: "Alongside his body of paintings, Matthew Marks is also exhibiting a series of Kelly’s Plant Drawings, a long-running series of graphite and ink drawings made as observations of the natural curves and lines of various plants and flowers. Moving between studious replication of the subject’s graceful arcs and curving boughs to more fluid abstractions of its form, the artist’s pieces trace a continued engagement with the natural world that feels like a perfect complement to his endlessly immersive pools of color and line on view merely footsteps away."