Dallas Art Fair | Booth G3: Frank Bowling, John Hoyland, Virginia Jaramillo, Daniel LaRue Johnson, Kay WalkingStick
VIP preview: Thursday 21 April 2022
Public days: 22 - 24 April 2022
On the occasion of Dallas art fair's 2022 edition, Hales is delighted to present a selection of works by John Hoyland, Virginia Jaramillo, Kay WalkingStick, Daniel LaRue Johnson and Frank Bowling.
John Hoyland (b.1934 Sheffield, UK - d.2011 London, UK) was one of the most inventive and dynamic abstract painters of the post-war period. Over the span of more than a half-century his art and attitudes constantly evolved. A distinctive artistic personality emerged, concerned with colour, painterly drama, with both excess and control, with grandeur and above all, with the vehement communication of feeling. 7.11.66 is an early work, exemplary of his color-stained canvases of the 1960s, which were titled solely with the date of their completion. Works from this period were exhibited in his first solo museum show at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1967; his defining retrospective at the Serpentine Gallery (1979-80); and his solo exhibition at Newport Street Gallery (2015-2016).
Virginia Jaramillo (b.1939 El Paso, TX, USA) has forged a unique voice, exploring abstraction through extensive experimentation with material, concept and form. Since the 1960s, Jaramillo's work has preserved a process of thinking about 'being' and a questioning of what upholds meaning in life. A new set of prints, made across 2021 and 2022, take influence from an important body of 'curvilinear' collages made in 1969-an early stage in the formation of Jaramillo's seminal series of paintings made in New York City. The prints demonstrate Jaramillo's fascination with line, color and space-offering an insight into her thought process and practice. In 2021, Jaramillo was included in Women in Abstraction at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, France; Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain and had a solo exhibition at the Parrish Museum, NY. Jaramillo's work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Guggenheim Museum, NY, and many more.
Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935 Syracuse, NY, USA) has Anglo and Cherokee heritage, and she draws on her experience as well as modernist traditions to create works that connect the immediacy of the physical world with the spiritual. In works from the early 1980s WalkingStick's practice had shifted to abstraction, coinciding with her burgeoning interest into Native American histories and her own heritage. In this period of work, WalkingStick is highly attuned to the expressive qualities of colour, especially those that reflect feelings of loss and tragedy. In these works of rich colours and bold forms there is a sense of ancestral presence and a deep connection to place. WalkingStick's work is featured in many institutional collections across the US, including Smithsonian, Washington DC, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. In 2021 she was featured in Epic Abstraction at the Metropolitan Museum and US touring exhibition In American Waters, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, AR.
Daniel LaRue Johnson (b. 1938, Los Angeles, CA - d. 2017, New York, USA) was a pioneering American artist known for his varied practice encompassing Hard Edge painting, Minimalist sculpture, and public works. Works from the 1970s mark a moment of transformation in Johnson's practice, moving away from hard-edged geometry and minimalist sculptures towards a purer exploration of colour. Johnson's work is in many prestigious public collections, including Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; California African American Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum, NY.
Frank Bowling (b. 1934 Bartica, Guyana) is widely considered to be Britain's leading abstract painter. Over a career spanning six decades he has remained committed to expanding the possibilities of paint through constant experimentation. Works from the 1970s, made during Bowling's key historic series, 'Poured Paintings,' display an exploration of formalist techniques and methods. In 2021 Bowling's solo exhibition opened at the Arnolfini, Brisstol and in 2019, his major retrospective was held at Tate Britain, London. Bowling's work is included in many collections, including Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Tate Gallery, London, UK; Dallas Museum of Art, TX, USA; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY.