Kenneth Noland

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KENNETH NOLAND

KENNETH NOLAND

Biography

Kenneth Noland was born in 1924 in Asheville, North Carolina, and passed away in 2010 in Port Clyde, Maine. He studied at Black Mountain College, near Asheville, and in 1948 left for Paris to study Painting and Sculpture with Ossip Zadkine. His early works were influenced by Paul Klee, but he soon moved away from abstract expressionism: in 1958 he began to paint concentric rings of color, focusing on the interaction between the different backgrounds that unleash a sort of energy expanding the work beyond the limits of the canvas. In 1963 he replaced the rings with a zig-zag pattern, and at the end of the ‘60s approached a new style characterized by horizontal “Stripes” proposing a radical painting prone to Minimalism. In the following decade he produced the “Shaped canvases”, works that emphasize the abstraction through the asymmetry of the canvas and refusing the idea of paining as a “window on the world”.

His important solo exhibitions have been held in institutions all over the world: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010), The Butler Institute of American Art, Warren OH (2007, 1986), Tate, Liverpool (2006), Museum of Fine Art, Houston (2004, 1994), Naples Museum of Art, Florida (2002), Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester VT (2001), Colosseo Metro Station, Rome (1996), Museo de Bella Artes, Bilbao (1985), University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley (1984), Duke University Museum of Art, Durham NC and Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City (1983), Museum of Art, Toledo OH (1978), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum , New York (1977). In 1964 he participates in the XXXII Venice Biennale.

Among the group shows in the most important institutions: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2019), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2018), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (2015), National Gallery of Art, Washington (2009), MET, New York (2007), Museion, Bolzano (2005), Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlino (2003), Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid (2002), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2000), Orlando Museo of Art (1990), MoMA, New York (1985), Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City (1980), Tate Gallery, London (1974). In 2005 Galleria Fumagalli dedicated to Kenneth Noland a solo exhibition “Kenneth Noland – 12 works”, accompanied by an extensive monograph. In 2008 a second solo show was set up in Bergamo, while in 2015 the Fumagalli curated the exhibition “Kenneth Noland. Works 1958-1980” at Galleria Cardi Milano, accompanied by a catalog curated by Franco Fanelli.

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Biography

Kenneth Noland was born in 1924 in Asheville, North Carolina, and passed away in 2010 in Port Clyde, Maine. He studied at Black Mountain College, near Asheville, and in 1948 left for Paris to study Painting and Sculpture with Ossip Zadkine. His early works were influenced by Paul Klee, but he soon moved away from abstract expressionism: in 1958 he began to paint concentric rings of color, focusing on the interaction between the different backgrounds that unleash a sort of energy expanding the work beyond the limits of the canvas. In 1963 he replaced the rings with a zig-zag pattern, and at the end of the ‘60s approached a new style characterized by horizontal “Stripes” proposing a radical painting prone to Minimalism. In the following decade he produced the “Shaped canvases”, works that emphasize the abstraction through the asymmetry of the canvas and refusing the idea of paining as a “window on the world”.

His important solo exhibitions have been held in institutions all over the world: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010), The Butler Institute of American Art, Warren OH (2007, 1986), Tate, Liverpool (2006), Museum of Fine Art, Houston (2004, 1994), Naples Museum of Art, Florida (2002), Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester VT (2001), Colosseo Metro Station, Rome (1996), Museo de Bella Artes, Bilbao (1985), University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley (1984), Duke University Museum of Art, Durham NC and Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City (1983), Museum of Art, Toledo OH (1978), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum , New York (1977). In 1964 he participates in the XXXII Venice Biennale.

Among the group shows in the most important institutions: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2019), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2018), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (2015), National Gallery of Art, Washington (2009), MET, New York (2007), Museion, Bolzano (2005), Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlino (2003), Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid (2002), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2000), Orlando Museo of Art (1990), MoMA, New York (1985), Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City (1980), Tate Gallery, London (1974). In 2005 Galleria Fumagalli dedicated to Kenneth Noland a solo exhibition “Kenneth Noland – 12 works”, accompanied by an extensive monograph. In 2008 a second solo show was set up in Bergamo, while in 2015 the Fumagalli curated the exhibition “Kenneth Noland. Works 1958-1980” at Galleria Cardi Milano, accompanied by a catalog curated by Franco Fanelli.

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Works

Kenneth Noland, Via Bound, 1970. Acrilico su tela, 130x446 cm
Kenneth Noland, Via Bound, 1970
Acrylic on canvas, 130×446 cm
Kenneth Noland, Regal Grey, 1970.  Acrilico su tela, 163x290 cm
Kenneth Noland, Regal Grey, 1970
Acrylic on canvas, 163×290 cm
Kenneth Noland, Call, 1973. Acrilico su tela, 266x266 cm
Kenneth Noland, Call, 1973
Acrylic on canvas, 266×266 cm
Kenneth Noland, Half Day, 1976. Acrilico su tela, 176,5×261 cm

Kenneth Noland, Half Day, 1976. Acrilico su tela, 176,5×261 cm

Kenneth Noland, Half Day, 1976
Acrylic on canvas, 176,5×261 cm

Works

Kenneth Noland, Via Bound, 1970. Acrylic on canvas, 130×446 cm

Kenneth Noland, Via Bound, 1970. Acrylic on canvas, 130×446 cm

Kenneth Noland, Regal Grey, 1970. Acrylic on canvas, 163×290 cm

Kenneth Noland, Regal Grey, 1970. Acrylic on canvas, 163×290 cm

Kenneth Noland, Call, 1973. Acrylic on canvas, 266×266 cm

Kenneth Noland, Call, 1973. Acrylic on canvas, 266×266 cm

Kenneth Noland, Half Day, 1976. Acrylic on canvas, 176,5×261 cm

Kenneth Noland, Half Day, 1976. Acrylic on canvas, 176,5×261 cm

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

KENNETH NOLAND

Opening 17 May 2008
20 May to 20 July 2008

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KENNETH NOLAND
12 Works

Opening 19 November 2005
22 November 2005 to 21 January 2006

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

A Personal View of Abstract Painting and Sculpture

Opening 25 May 2016
26 May to 10 September 2016

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Summer Show

Opening 15 June 2013
18 June to 15 September 2013

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AAVV:30

Opening 27 November 2004
30 November 2004 to 20 January 2005

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Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

KENNETH NOLAND

Opening 17 May 2008
20 May to 20 July 2008

Exhibition  →

KENNETH NOLAND
12 Works

Opening 19 November 2005
22 November 2005 to 21 January 2006

Exhibition  →

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

A Personal View of Abstract Painting and Sculpture

Opening 25 May 2016
26 May to 10 September 2016

Exhibition  →

Summer Show

Opening 15 June 2013
18 June to 15 September 2013

Exhibition  →

AAVV:30

Opening 27 November 2004
30 November 2004 to 20 January 2005

Exhibition  →

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