Harriet Korman

May 3–8, 1975 112 Greene Street/Workshop

Exhibition Description

“Lines were made on raw canvas with crayon; the canvas was then painted over entirely with white gesso. Marks were made by removing the gesso with wood to reveal the underlying crayon line. The surface texture and feeling was achieved by the combination of the overlaying gesso, the gesture of the crayon lines, and the strokes which picked up the gesso. Each painting, although based on the same structure, was different, revealing a different tension between the grid structure and the manipulations of that structure. All the paintings were made during a short period in 1973; all were 5’x7′ and executed in the same ‘weaving type’ method.” [artist’s statement]

Excerpted from Brentano, R., & Savitt, M. (1981). 112 Workshop, 112 Greene Street: History, artists & artworks. New York: New York University Press.

Press Release

Press Release for Harriet Korman, Paintings, 1975

Related Material

Invitation for Harriet Korman, Paintings, 1975