Leo Bates

Paintings and Pastels

June 2–14, 1973 112 Greene Street/Workshop
Installation view of "Leo Bates: Paintings and Pastels"
Installation view of "Leo Bates: Paintings and Pastels"

Exhibition Description

Leo Bates installed large paintings of rhoplex and casein on canvas ranging in size from a 4′ square format to an 18′ rectangular format. The works were unframed and hung with grommets. In each work, colored lines formed rough equilateral triangles. Through layering, color, and the deliberately irregular appearance and alignment of the lines, he set up a tension between a “flat” reading of the image and one in which the image leaped into illusory space. All works shown, including a number of smaller pastels were variations on this basic scheme. [Brentano, R., & Savitt, M. (1981). 112 Workshop, 112 Greene Street: History, artists & artworks. New York: New York University Press]

Exhibition Invitation

Invitation for "Leo Bates: Paintings and Pastels," 1973
Invitation for "Leo Bates: Paintings and Pastels," 1973

Press Release

Press Release for "Leo Bates: Paintings and Pastels," 1973
Press Release for "Leo Bates: Paintings and Pastels," 1973

Related Press

Arts Magazine review by Rosemary Mayer, 1973
ARTnews review by Al Brunelle, 1973
Arts Magazine review by Rosemary Mayer, 1973
ARTnews review by Al Brunelle, 1973
Installation view of "Leo Bates: Paintings and Pastels"
Installation view of "Leo Bates: Paintings and Pastels"