Jacobson Howard Gallery presents Friedel Dzubas: Paintings from the 1960s, opening September 8, 2006 and continuing through October 8, 2006. A reception will be held at the gallery on October 26th from 6 to 8 PM.
The paintings in this exhibit highlight a turning point for Dzubas. Dzubas, a contemporary of Frankenthaler, Olitski, and Pollock and a leading member of the American Color-Field painters is among those artists who moved past Abstract-Expressionism in the 1960s. In contrast to his paintings from the 1950s which were articulated with gestural, quick strokes of paint, these works have a more contained energy. Using a slow, controlled poured paint technique, Dzubas urges the paint inwards from the edge. With only a few colors and forms, the process allows for a “push/pull” compositional play, where the canvas is not merely the background but a painting element. These works are spare and graceful - Barbara Rose describes them well: “split-second repose.”
Jacobson Howard is pleased to represent the Dzubas estate. Dzubas has been the subject of many solo shows including exhibitions with Leo Castelli Gallery, Robert Elkon Gallery, Andre Emmerich Gallery, Knoedler & Company, and retrospectives at the Hirshhorn Museum at Tufts University and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University.