Hollis Taggart, located on West 26th Street, opened Thresholds of Perceptibility: The Color Field Paintings of Leon Berkowitz, marking the gallery’s first solo presentation of the artist’s work since it took on exclusive representation of Berkowitz’s estate earlier this year. Best known for his brilliant articulation of natural light on canvas, Berkowitz’s singular use of color to evoke the sensation and poetic experience of light is best encapsulated in his large-scale paintings of the 1970s and 1980s.
For this latest exhibition, the gallery will present approximately a dozen of Berkowitz’s paintings, including several canvases that measure almost nine feet. Together, these stunning paintings draw the viewer into Berkowitz’s magnificent fields of color, which seem to vibrate with energy.
The exhibition, which will remain on view through November 2, 2019, is accompanied by an essay written by Dr. Rosenfeld examining the development of Berkowitz’s distinct style and approach. He also moderated a panel discussion with artists Stephen Hannock and Tom McGlynn on Berkowitz on Saturday, October 19.