Saturday, February 18, 2017

Max Estenger 1991-2016 Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson February 13-May 29, 2016

I had the honor of having a mid-career survey at the The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson in their Great Hall (the former headquarters for the Tuscon Fire Department). It was one of the greatest experiences of my life--from my 9 day residency and install, to my talk, to the opening reception to the exhibition itself. Best of all was working with the Museum staff on all the different facets of the show. It is a remarkable place and I am most grateful to the incomparable Jocko Weyland who curated the show and wrote a great catalogue essay and the amazing graciousness of the Director of the Museum Board Courtney Johnson.  

Catalog is available from MOCA Tucson. Here is a pdf:
file:///Users/admin/Desktop/mocaflipbook.pdf (cut and paste into browser)

Yellow and White (1987) Acrylic on canvas 60.5 x 27" (five panels)

Red (1989) Acylic on canvas 40 x 40" (four panels)
Black See-Through Painting (1991) Polyvinyl over wood; acrylic on canvas 70 x 70" (four panels) 

Unpainting #4 (1993) Polyvinyl over wood, stainless steel, raw canvas 85 x 40" (three panels)
OSHA Green and Orange (1994) Oil enamel on stainless steel; polyvinyl over wood, raw canvas 60 x 91" (seven panels)

Perfect Night (1997) Wood, oil enamel on steel, plexiglass 8 x 168 x 12"

White (2001) Oil enamel on polyvinyl; raw Belgian linen 29.3 x 84" (five panels)

Untitled (2006/2007) Sheetrock, plaster, enamel on plexiglass 27 x 36 x 28" 

Twenty Four (2007) Acrylic on canvas 40 x 130.5" 

Black and Yellow (2014) Oil-based spray paint on stainless steel and raw canvas; polyvinyl over wood 67 x 30" (three panels)

Black and White (2015) Oil enamel on stainless steel, oil-based spray paint on polyvinyl; raw canvas 72 x 228" (six panels)

Red (2016) Oil-based spray paint on wood panel; stainless steel and raw canvas 120 x 48" (seven panels)

Booth (2016) Sheetrock, plaster, oil enamel on stainless steel; polyvinyl over wood

Thursday, February 16, 2017

MODERN ART BLITZ w/ Mat Gleason 009

Host Mat Gleason chats with artist Max Estenger on the occasion of Estenger's mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson. The two longtime friends discuss t,amy aesthetic issues.

Garrison Paintings Video

Garrison, New York home in the Hudson Valley  Private Collection
All works by Max Estenger  Twenty-Eight (2007) acrylic on canvas 14 x 48”
Garrison Red 2014 Oil-based spray paint on raw canvas
30 x 90” (3 panels) Garrison Black 2014 Oil-based spray paint on raw canvas 
12 x 36” (3 panels)

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego Video

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego "HOLDINGS" Selections from the MCASD Collection
June 4-September 4, 2016 A meditation on transparency

Max Estenger Red See-Through Painting (1991)
Polyvinyl over wood; acrylic on canvas 60x60" (four panels) Permanent Collection

Robert Irwin 1o2o3o4o (1997)
Three window cut-outs facing Pacific Ocean

La Jolla, California

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tuscon Video 2

Video of exhibition Max Estenger 1991-2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson 
February 13-May29, 2016 Curated by Jocko Weyland

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson VIDEO 1

Time-lapse video of exhibition Max Estenger: 1991-2016 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson. Mid-career survey of 25 years of art making by the New York-based artist. Curated by Jocko Weyland MOCA Tucson.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"Geometries" at John Molloy Gallery, New York City January 14-Feb. 27, 2016

Red, White and Black (2014) oil on canvas, wood and steel 24 x 12" three panels
along with Native American Plains Indians Parfleches circa 1880s
With the great American painter Mary Jones in front of Bolotowskly
Two X paintings on steel 

"Learning to See Color." University of Denver Art Museum, January 14-March, 2016

OSHA White, Blue & Orange 1995 oil on raw canvas, stainless steel and polyvinyl
69x50x3" (6 panels)
"Learning to See Color," is a big group exhibition at The Vicki Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver Art  Museum.  The exhibition is co-curated by Vicki Myhren Gallery Director and Adjunct Instructor of Drawing and Color Theory Jeffrey Keith. The artists included Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and contemporaries like Rachel Lachowitz and Kehinde Wiley. The curators selected an OSHA Series painting 1994-1995.  http://vicki-myhren