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OVR: Miami Beach

December 2 – 6, 2020

Abstract sewn and painted square work

Alan Shields

Mason Dreaw, 1983
Acrylic, thread on canvas
16 x 16 inches (40.6 x 40.6 cm)

sewn abstract painting

Upper Crust Spirit Dog, 1983
Acrylic, yarn, thread on canvas
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)

gestural abstract painting in blue and red

Jack Tworkov
Figure CD, 1960
Oil on canvas
42 x 23 in (106.7 x 58.4 cm)

© 2020 Estate of Jack Tworkov / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

earth toned figurative abstraction

Jack Tworkov
Study for "House of The Sun", 1952
Signed lower right: Tworkov
Oil on canvas
14 x 12 in (35.6 x 30.5 cm)
© 2020 Estate of Jack Tworkov / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

 

White, purple, blue and yellow burlap painting

Evan Nesbit

Trophy Cycle, 2020
acrylic, ink, dye and burlap
60 x 48 in (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

brightly colored organic abstract painting

Beach Haze, 2020
acrylic, dye, and burlap
20 x 32 in (50.8 x 81.3 cm)

Private Collection

organic abstract photo

Mariah Robertson

091, 092, 093, 2020
Unique C-Print
90 x 50 inches (228.6 x 127 cm)

detail of an organic abstract photo

Mariah Robertson

091, 092, 093 [detail], 2020

Unique C-Print
90 x 50 inches (228.6 x 127 cm)

detail of an organic abstract photo

Mariah Robertson

091, 092, 093 [detail], 2020

Unique C-Print
90 x 50 inches (228.6 x 127 cm)

organic abstract photo

Mariah Robertson

122, 2020

Unique C-Print
50 x 38 inches (127 x 96.5 cm)

detail of an organic abstract photo

Mariah Robertson

122 [detail], 2020

Unique C-Print
50 x 38 inches (127 x 96.5 cm)

detail of an organic abstract photo

Mariah Robertson

122 [detail], 2020
Unique C-Print
50 x 38 inches (127 x 96.5 cm)

ceramic jug in various blobby colors

Brian Rochefort
TBD, 2019
Ceramic, glaze and glass
11 x 11 x 11 inches (27.9 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm)
(BRO 129)

ceramic jug in various blobby colors

Brian Rochefort
TBD, 2019
Ceramic, glaze and glass
9 1/2 x 10 x 10 1/2 inches (24.1 x 25.4 x 26.7 cm)
(BRO 121)

For Art Basel OVR: Miami Beach, the gallery presents a meaningful dialogue between two historical figures - Alan Shields and Jack Tworkov - and three contemporary artists - Evan Nesbit, Mariah Robertson, and Brian Rochefort - all represented by Van Doren Waxter. The conversation amongst the gathered works is about surface - and how line, color, shape and texture activate the materiality and appearance of each object presented. Seen together, these works express formal ideas about jostling abstraction and representation; playing with color and texture; activating an object's surface; and also with pushing material processes. Encompassing different mediums - painting, textile, photography, and ceramics - the OVR gives a snapshot of the gallery's rigorous and cross-generational programming.