QG GALLERY is proud to present a solo REDISCOVERY presentation of works by Color Field painter Jules Olitski (1922-2007) focussing on his paintings from the 1960's and early 1970's.
Jules Olitski ( 1922-2007) was a Russian-born American artist. Credited with helping develop the movement of Color Field painting in the mid-1960s, Olitski focused on the material qualities of surface and color in painting, rather than the personal expression of the artist. He pioneered a technique using an industrial spray gun to lightly apply paint on unprimed canvas, creating an effect of hazy color suspended midair. Even after returning to the brush, Olitski maintained this airy interaction of color and light. He represented the United States in the 1966 Venice Biennale, and was given the first solo exhibition for a living American artist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1969.
His works can be found in the collections of the Met, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Tate, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney, Australia), The National Gallery of Art (Washington), The Tel Aviv Museum, The Hara Museum of Art (Tokyo), Ludwig Museum (Cologne), amongst many others.