Exhibition

Robert Motherwell: Opens

October 21 – November 24, 2021

Hoppla, wir leben!, 1971/1974 - 1977
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
107 1/2 x 119 7/8 inches

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Open in Grey with White Edge, 1971
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
88 x 122 inches
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Open #94, 1969
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
72 x 42 inches
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Untitled, 1973
Acrylic on paper
29 1/2 x 41 1/2 inches

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Open No. 40: In Gray on Sienna, 1968
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
24 x 36 inches
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Untitled (Open), 1968
Acrylic and graphite on paper
11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches
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Open Study (In Blue with Pencil Lines), 1969
Acrylic, ink and graphite on paper
28 x 31 1/2 inches

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Open Study No. 1, 1968
Charcoal on paper
22 x 30 1/2 inches

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Open Study (Charcoal with White No. 1), 1972
Acrylic and charcoal on Upson board
17 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches
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Untitled, 1971
Acrylic and graphite on canvas paper
11 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches

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Untitled, 1971
Acrylic and graphite on canvas paper
11 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches

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Untitled, 1971
Acrylic and graphite on canvas paper
11 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches

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Study for Shem the Penman No. 11, 1972
Acrylic on charcoal on Upson board
9 x 12 inches
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Open No. 147: Blue on Beige, 1970
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
12 x 16 inches

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Red Open with White Line, 1979
Aquatint and soft-ground etching on Georges Duchene Hawthorne of Larroque handmade paper
18 1/2 x 35 5/8 inches
10/56
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Open No. 41: Gray with Sienna Band, 1968 - 1970
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
30 x 24 inches
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Brushy Open on Buff Ground, 1983
Acrylic on paper
18 x 26 inches

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Untitled, 1971
Acrylic on canvas
15 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches

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Untitled, 1971
Acrylic on canvas
15 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches

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Untitled, 1971
Acrylic on canvas
15 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches

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Press Release

September 22, 2021

For Immediate Release

ROBERT MOTHERWELL: OPENS
October 21 – November 24, 2021
Opening Reception, Thursday, October 21, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

William Shearburn Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of works by Robert Motherwell.

In the late 1960s, Robert Motherwell embarked on what became known as his Open series. Focused upon the theme of the window, these intimate and meditative works create a metaphor for the relationship between the inner and outer worlds. Often consisting of a single block of color broken up with several vertical and horizontal lines, these works exemplify his conceptual and philosophical standpoint, his strong ties to minimalism and his role as a seminal Abstract Expressionist. 

Robert Motherwell, who lived from 1915-1991, has been characterized as one of the most important artists of the Post-War era. He became known as the leading figure of the Abstract Expressionists and the New York School (a term coined by him), both for contributing to and for defining the movement with his impressive body of work and his far-reaching intellect.

Please join us Thursday evening, October 21 from 5:00 – 7:00 for an opening reception. The exhibition will remain on view through November 24, 2021.

 

For further information, please contact Katherine Rodway Vega,

katherine@shearburngallery.com, 314.367.8020 or visit www.shearburngallery.com