The David Richard Contemporary Gallery To Show Southern California Paintings From the 1970’s

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artwork: Judy Chicago - "Evening Fan - Fresno Fans Series", 1971 - Sprayed acrylic on acrylic - 60" x 120". Courtesy David Richard Contemporary, where it is On view in "Southern California Painting, 1970s: Painting Per Se" from July 1st until July 31st.


Santa Fe.- David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present “Southern California Painting, 1970s: Painting Per Se”, the first of four exhibitions the gallery will present over the next two years that will take an in-depth look at various aspects of Southern California painting during the 1970s — a period now being reassessed as an historically important time in California and the rest of the US. In Southern California, the 1970s saw several tendencies emerge from the “Cool School,” including Pop, hard-edge abstraction, “Fetish Finish” craze and the “Light and Space” movement, all continuing from the ‘60s, and a range of artmaking that included hyper-realism, painterly figuration, gestural abstraction, and “material” abstraction.