September 21, 2018

Reminder – Stéphane La Rue, Christian Eckart and Agnes Martin at TrépanierBaer

Stéphane La Rue
Christian Eckart
Agnes Martin

On view through to October 13, 2018

In conjunction with the Esker Foundation’s Fall exhibition program and in particular the Agnes Martin exhibition, The Mind Knows What The Eye Has Not Seen curated by Bruce Russell and Naomi Potter with Elizabeth Diggon, TrépanierBaer is pleased to present in our main gallery  Stéphane La Rue’s certain things occur in a (n) other in the and in the Viewing Room several work from Christian Eckart’s Endless Line series as well as the complete suite of  aquatints from the Power Chord Cycle, 1993.

TrépanierBaer is also pleased to offer for sale Agnes Martin’s Praise. Published by Parasol Press in 1976 and distributed by the Museum of Modern Art (New York),  Praise, although modest in scale, is an important work that inspired Martin’s larger paintings from that period.

“Praise is much more colorful than On a Clear Day (1973). Nine wide and ten slim vertical bands are given shape by nineteen firm lines pulled across a field of soft pink. At eleven by eleven inches it is a small almost inversion of her painting Untitled # 2 (1975) while tonally similar to Untitled a work on paper from 1977 the following year. In a 1976 interview with Kate Horsfield for Video Data Bank, Agnes Martin revealed how Praise inspired her larger canvas paintings.

  • But I know what I’m going to paint about and I discovered it when I was making a print. I’m going to be painting a lot about praise: I’m looking forward to it…for the next year maybe two or five I will think about nothing but praise – like birds praising in the morning, and the sun on the wall praising, and the earth praising, and the stones praising and all of that.

The quote is interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly it shows the way Agnes’s smaller scale work inspires her larger paintings. It also reveals how far Agnes can stretch them or find its wingspan.”

From Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, Icon by Henry Martin, pp 226-227, Schaffner Press, Inc., 2018.

We look froward to seeing you at the gallery!

Image Credit:
Agnes Martin
Praise, 1976
from the Rubber Stamp Portfolio
8″ x 8.5″ – image / 11″ x 11″ – paper
Published by Parasol Press