Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko: Dark Palette

Alfred Mac Adam reviews the recent exhibition Mark Rothko: Dark Palette at Pace Gallery, New York Mac Adam observes: “The act of superimposing black on color ironically transforms the surface into a mirror that enables viewers to seek and lose themselves in the work. The paintings invite speculation, and speculation generates dynamic narrative, going “on […]

Agnes Martin @ the Guggenheim Museum
Too Much Art

Mario Naves reviews the Agnes Martin retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, on view through January 11, 2017. Naves writes: “After flirting with biomorphism, Martin settled into her signature groove: patterning—typically, grids or horizontal stripes—laid out with underplayed concision. The color palette, from the get-go, is limited. Grays and off-whites predominate, so much so that […]

Transcending Despair: Rothko, Herrera, Martin
Tamar Zinn

Tamar Zinn finds comfort from current events in three abstract painting exhibitions: Mark Rothko: Dark Palette at Pace Gallery, New York (through January 7), Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight at the Whitney Museum (through January 9), and Agnes Martin at the Guggenheim Museum (through January 11). Zinn writes: “It is through the arts, as well […]

Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko
Neoteric Art

Norbert Marszalek blogs about a visit to Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko at the The Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., on view through February 20, 2017. Marszalek writes: “The painting is Rothko’s Untitled (Seagram Mural sketch) from 1959 that was part of his Four Seasons commission. The […]