Deborah Remington
Deborah Remington: Five Decades
1 May – 12 Jun 2021
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Deborah Remington: Five Decades, Installation view, Bortolami, New York, NY, 2021

Bortolami is pleased to announce a solo show by Deborah Remington (b. 1930, d. 2010) featuring paintings and drawings from each of five decades of her practice. It is the most comprehensive exhibition to date by Remington, a reevaluation of an artist whose biomorphic abstractions defied categorization during her lifetime and remain stridently unique today, over a decade since her passing.

Deborah Remington: Five Decades features the first public exhibition of Encounters (2007), the artist’s final painting. In it there are aspects from each era of her career – the gesture of her AbEx beginnings, the palette of her hard-edge period and the calligraphic brushwork of her late works. It is the summation of a life’s work rendered in unflinching eloquence.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Encounters

Encounters, 2007

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Calyd

Calyd, 1999

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Episode

Episode, 2004

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Tarx

Tarx, 1998

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Mechelen

Mechelen, 1991

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Penrith

Penrith, 1989

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dorset

Dorset, 1972

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Saratoga

Saratoga, 1972

Installation view of displayed artwork titled March

March, 1964

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Big Red

Big Red, 1962

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Beinen III

Beinen III, 1998

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Beinen IV

Beinen IV, 2000

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Beinen V

Beinen V, 2006

Press

Rachel Churner Deborah Remington: Five Decades Bortolami Joe Bucciero Deborah Remington: Five Decades The Brooklyn Rail Jun 2021Jonathan Rider Cold Light: Deborah Remington at Bortolami and Craig F. Starr Art in America Jul 2021Andrea Scott Deborah Remington The New Yorker May 2021Martha Schwendener 4 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now The New York Times May 2021John Yau Deborah Remington’s Singular Place in Art Hyperallergic May 2021