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23 East 73rd | 2nd floor

July 17 – August 16, 2019

Alan Shields, Fast Trac Worm, 1997

Alan Shields

Fast Trac Worm, 1997

Acrylic, thread, yarn on canvas

30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)

Caetano de Almeida

Caetano de Almeida
A Violonista, 2014
Acrylic on canvas
86.6 x 66.9 inches (220 x 170 cm)

Douglas Melini, Moon (version 2), 2017

Douglas Melini

Moon (version 2), 2017
Oil and acrylic on canvas with painted artist frame
18 x 22 inches (45.7 x 55.9 cm)

Evan Nesbit Open Objects, 2018

Evan Nesbit
Open Objects, 2018
Acrylic, dye and burlap
79 x 68 inches (200.7 x 172.7 cm)

Hedda Sterne Untitled, c. 1967

Hedda Sterne
Untitled, c. 1967
Gouache on paper
20 x 20 inches (50.8 x 50.8 cm)

Hedda Sterne Untitled, c. 1967

Hedda Sterne
Untitled, c. 1967
Marker on paper
20 1/4 x 20 1/4 inches (51.4 x 51.4 cm)

Mariah Robertson 332, 2017

Mariah Robertson
332, 2017
56 x 50 inches (142.2 x 127 cm)

For its summer group exhibition, Van Doren Waxter is pleased to present Chroma, a show that brings together color-specific works by artists from the gallery’s roster and program. On view at 23 East 73rd Street from July 17 to August 16, 2019, the exhibition includes paintings, textile work, and works on paper.


Chroma features work by Caetano De Almeida, Moira Dryer, Aiko Hachisuka, Douglas Melini, Evan Nesbit, Mariah Robertson, Jackie Saccoccio, Alan Shields, and Hedda Sterne. The exhibition presents a meaningful dialogue about color that is highly personal and formally varied, qualities ascribed to the practices of Dryer, Shields and Sterne, whose works historically anchor this focused conversation.  The show will also include patterned and optical paintings by De Almeida, Melini and Nesbit; as well as action-based works by Robertson and Saccoccio.  As a group, their efforts express color ideas about different material processes; attention to and experimentation with hue saturation and shifts of tone; and how support and surface appearance play significant roles in each artist’s finished work. Above all, there is the consequential chromatic engagement of their highly individual approaches - from playful to rigorous – and how their respective practices are entwined with color exploration.