Marcia G. Yerman reviews the exhibition Starting Out: 9 Abstract Painters 1958-1971 at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, on view through August 1, 2014. The show includes works by Edward Avedisian, Darby Bannard, Friedel Dzubas, Paul Feeley, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Ralph Humphrey, Kenneth Noland, and Kendall Shaw.
Yerman writes: "Most of the exhibited artists continued to explore abstraction for the duration of their careers in one form or another. Others, such as Jane Freilicher … evolved to a place where she expressed her vision through representational images…" She adds: "There are numerous connections between the different artists in the show — such as friendships or student-teacher relationships. Part of the history of the Tibor de Nagy gallery is embedded in the camaraderie that grew within a community of artists, poets and writers."