November 11th, 2017

Marcia Hafif at Kunsthaus Baselland

Marcia Hafif at Kunsthaus Baselland

Artist: Marcia Hafif

Venue: Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel

Date: September 15 – November 12, 2017

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Marcia Hafif at Kunsthaus Baselland

Marcia Hafif at Kunsthaus Baselland

Marcia Hafif at Kunsthaus Baselland

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.

Images:

Images courtesy of Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel

Press Release:

Marcia Hafif (b.1929, USA, living in New York and Laguna Beach) is among the pioneers of the 1970s who fundamentally broadened con­ceptions of the practice of painting and under­standing of art per se. Since the 1980s, terms like ‘radical’ have been used to describe Hafif’s work with monochrome painting. The pencil on paper drawings, vertical pencil marks cover­ ing a surface, begun in 1972, led to the ver­tical stroke in paint. Her work in both mediums still continues, fitting within what she calls The Inventory. Each series included in The Inventory develops a single medium using tra­ditional methods and materials for making paint and preparing a ground. Individual works in a series can be larger or smaller, and usually are made with vertical brush­strokes, with which the effects of unmixed colours on a suit­able painting ground are sounded out. Works from the series that may be her most radical will be exhibited at the Kunsthaus Baselland: the Black Paintings (1979/80) in which she found black by layering ultramarine blue and burnt umber. There will also be photographs and films on display.

Link: Marcia Hafif at Kunsthaus Baselland

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