Philip Wofford
Hay Maker
1987
acrylic and oil pastel on paper
40 1/2 x 26 inches

Philip Wofford
Box Elder Madness
1987
acrylic and oil on canvas

73 x 73 inches

Philip Wofford
Heart of the Woods
1988
acrylic and oil on canvas
61 1/2 x 61 1/2 inches

Philip Wofford
Manichee
1987
acrylic and oil on canvas
85 1/4 x 73 1/2 inches

Philip Wofford
Mid-Bone
1987
acrylic and oil pastel on paper
27 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches

Philip Wofford
Nile Root
1987
acrylic and oil on canvas
73 1/2 x 73 1/2 inches

Philip Wofford
Saturn's Way
1987
acrylic and oil on canvas
61 1/2 x 61 1/2

Philip Wofford
Tellurians
1987
acrylic and oil on canvas

91 1/4 x 109 1/2 inches

Philip Wofford
Third Transmigration
1987
acrylic and oil on canvas
61 x 49 1/2 inches

Philip Wofford
Tribe
1988
acrylic and oil on canvas
73 x 61 1/2 inches

Press Release

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.