Anne Truitt: Sumptuous Color

Anne Truitt, Rice-Paper Drawing [3], 1965, ink on Japanese rice paper, 12 1/4 x
Anne Truitt, Rice-Paper Drawing [3], 1965, ink on Japanese rice paper, 12 1/4 x 9 inches (photo: Altoon Sultan)

Altoon Sultan blogs about Anne Truitt in Japan at Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, on view through October 24, 2015.

Sultan writes: "It is a great visual pleasure to see a show in which color is so saturated and rich that it transcends paint's mere physicality... In the first room of the gallery were five intensely colored small works on rice paper. The color was as though soaked into the textured paper, making an effect of subtle variation within each hue. The colors, the boundaries between shapes, the textures, invited you to come close and linger with the drawing."