Mary Blinky Yay!
There is certainly something of-a-kind about Mary Heilmann’s alternately diaphonous and goopy supersaturated canvases and the rainbow-hued fabric paintings of Blinky Palermo. Heilmann’s work finds coded expression in her images, linking figuration with abstraction, pictoriality with pictorial narration and avoiding the one-dimensionality of a clearly identifiable statement. When the American artist was invited to organize a solo exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, she decided to stage her work in a tête-à-tête with the museum’s rich collection of Palermo’s minimalist paintings and wall objects, speculating that she would find in his work a related sensibility and comparative proficiency vis-à-vis their shared interest in skirting the dogmas of modernism. This resulting catalog includes essays from Stephan Berg, Stefan Gronert, Georg Imdahl, Christoph Schreier, Bernhart Schwenk and Stephen Westfall.
Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
7 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches / 96 pp / 75 color
Retail Price: $39.95
KUNSTMUSEUM BONN, GERMANY