Sep 16 - Oct 15, 1994
The Frumkin/Adams Gallery is pleased to announce its first exhibition of the paintings of Manny Farber. The artist, who has a long exhibition history here in New York going back to Tibor de Nagy in the 1950's, has been seen only once in New York in the last decade.
The paintings in his current show are much more ambitious coloristically and less inclined to the formal structuring that his previous exhibition here (at Rosa Esman). The subjects remain the same as they have for the past two decades. The works are all still-lifes, painted on panel, drawing from the artist's everyday life and the produce of his nearby garden. There are numerous "diaristic" details in all the works, books shown open to a particular reproduction and painted notes from the artists about quotidian matters.
The painter works on a table top and the still-life elements are tipped up to the picture plane to confront the viewer.
Manny Farber, who is now in his seventies, spent some 30 years here in New York as both a painter and film critic. Farber has been based on the West Coast since 1969, when he moved out to San Diego to teach.
The Farber exhibition will open on September 16th and run through October 15th. The Frumkin/Adams Gallery is open from 10 to 6, Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 to 5:30 on Saturdays.