Philip Wofford: New Paintings
March 4 – April 2, 1988
Starting March 4th, the Frumkin/Adams Gallery will show a group of new paintings by Philip Wofford. This will be the artist’s first show with Frumkin/Adams, but his eleventh one-man show in New York City since his debut in 1962 at the old Green Gallery.
Wofford is well-known for his powerful abstract paintings, and the new works represent a new density and intensity of expression. The paintings are loosely based on natural themes, as their titles make clear: “Box Elder Madness,” “Nile Root,” “Southwest,” and “Diamondback Twister.” These are not lyrical abstractions, as Donald Kuspit points out in his text in the accompanying catalogue: The paintings have an expressionistic dynamic suggestive of a time when giants strode the earth, shaking it with their primitive motion.”
The Wofford exhibition will run through March and will end April 2nd. The Frumkin/Adams Gallery is open from 10 to 6, Tuesday through Friday, and from 11 to 5:30 on Saturdays.