Pend O’Reille No. 1 (Eternal Triangle series), 1980
Installation view of Transcending Definition: Jay DeFeo in the 1970s, 2020
Transcending Definition: Jay DeFeo in the 1970s
657 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
September 10 – December 11, 2020
By appointment only
Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings, photographs, and works on paper from the 1970s by Jay DeFeo (1929–1989), organized in association with the Jay DeFeo Foundation.
DeFeo produced a diverse body of innovative work that continues to inspire artists today. The fusion of painting and sculpture found in her masterpiece The Rose (1958–66) has led to international acclaim. First exhibited in 1969, this gigantic impasto canvas spent decades behind a false wall awaiting conservation before being acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 1995. The present exhibition focuses on the artist’s output in the decade following the completion of that pivotal work, when she was based in Larkspur, Marin County.
To read more, please visit https://gagosian.com/exhibitions/2020/transcending-definition-jay-defeo-in-the-1970s/