Bob Law: Castle XXXIX, 1976
Jul 14–Aug 18, 2012
Press Release (PDF)
Bob Law was arguably the foremost British minimalist of the 1970s, his practice paralleled many of his New York contemporaries, pushing out from minimalist esthetics into what would become Conceptual art. But his work has been overlooked in recent years in favor of a more linear view of postwar art history.
His minimalist exploration of lines, shapes, and forms, particularly the thin line demarcating the “edge” of many of his works seemed to taunt contemporary British critics, who panned his early shows at Lisson Gallery, Konrad Fischer, and the Tate, questioning whether his monochromatic canvases could be considered painting.
Press: LA Times
special thanks to Thomas Dane Gallery and in particularly Francois Chantala