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Walter Darby Bannard

Barbara Rose on Painting After Postmodernism
The Art Newspaper

An excerpt from Barbara Rose’s catalog essay for the exhibition Painting After Postmodernism: Belgium / USA, on view through November 16 at Vanderborght and Cinéma Galeries/the Underground, Brussels. The show features works by Mil Ceulemans, Joris Ghekiere, Bernard Gilbert, Marc Maet, Werner Mannaers, Xavier Noiret-Thomé, Bart Vandevijvere, Jan Vanriet, Walter Darby Bannard, Karen Gunderson, Martin […]

Walter Darby Bannard: Modernism isn’t a style … it’s a working attitude

Franklin Einspruch remembers painter Walter Darby Bannard (1934 – 2016) and considers Bannard’s recent paintings as the culmination of a lifelong exploration of abstraction: “Modernism isn’t a style, [Bannard] insisted, it’s a working attitude oriented toward visual excellence. ‘Modernism is aspiring, authoritarian, hierarchical, self-critical, exclusive, vertically structured, and aims for the best,’ he wrote in 1984. But […]

Walter Darby Bannard (1934-2016)

Franklin Einspruch remembers painter Walter Darby Bannard (1934-2016). Einspruch writes: “[Bannard’s] was a life full of brilliant friends, talented colleagues, and passionate relationships. Throughout it all and up to the end, he painted. When he was painting, canvases tacked to the floor, surrounded by jars of acrylics, and an arsenal of squeegees, brooms, and brushes […]