Grace Hartigan: The Late Paintings
January 19 - March 4, 2017
C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present Grace Hartigan: The Late Paintings, an exhibition of works from the 1980s - 2000s. Renowned for her formative participation in the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1950s, Hartigan’s paintings from the latter decades of her career blend figurative content with her signature sensibility of vibrant color, active gesture and painterly freedom. Tracing their lineage from an early abstract practice often integrated with visionary signifiers, these canvases evince the artist’s lifelong integration of art history and popular culture possessed by a spontaneous composition and pictorial subject matter which presage the direction of contemporary painting today.
C. Grimaldis Gallery has proudly represented Grace Hartigan’s work and estate since 1979. This will be the artist’s twenty-first solo exhibition at the gallery. Hartigan is currently featured in the major exhibition Women of Abstract Expressionism, which will travel to the Palm Springs Art Museum in February. Grand Street Brides, 1954 is currently on view in Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Hartigan’s work is represented extensively in private and public collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.