Press Release

James McGarrell: New Paintings
January 3 – 28, 1989


During January, the Frumkin/Adams Gallery will show a group of new paintings by James McGarrell. This will be the artist’s twelfth one-man show in New York going back to the early 1960s. McGarrell’s work has followed the same course, albeit with radically different means, over the decades.  In the current show there is a noticeable loosening of the handling and a gestural freedom in the paintings quite unlike his earlier work, but the new works continue his interest in allegory and the ‘poetic’ juxtaposition of motifs.


The subjects in the show range from “Sweet Tenor Bull for Basil Bunting” to “Heading & Casting the Great Bronze.” Most of the paintings on view are large – seven by five feet – bit there is one smaller work consisting of a four panel narrative titled “Night Flyers.”


James McGarrell is represented in a wide ranger of museum collections in the US and abroad, and there is a forthcoming national museum tour being organized in Florida covering his work of the past decade.


The McGarrell exhibition will run from January 3rd to the 28th. The Frumkin/Adams Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 to 6 and from 10 to 5:30 on Saturdays.