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Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color

Text by Agnes Martin, Durga Chew-Bose, Olivia Laing, Bruce Hainley, Andria Hickey, Marc Glimcher.

Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color

Exploring the evolution of Agnes Martin’s sublime use of color

This handsomely designed, concise volume celebrates Agnes Martin’s pursuit of beauty, happiness and innocence in her nonobjective art created while living in the desert of New Mexico. From her multicolored striped works to compositions of color-washed bands defined by hand-drawn lines, to the deep gray Black Paintings that characterized her work in the late 1980s, Martin’s treatment of color in each of these phases is examined.
A particular emphasis is placed on the latter half of her career and the broadening vision that developed during her years working in the desert, which crystalized her quest to deepen her understanding of the essence of painting, unattached to emotion or subject, yet radiant and meditative in its pure abstraction.
With editorial contributions by a selection of writers whose cross-genre works span art writing, essay and memoir, this book expands an approach to Martin’s paintings beyond a purely art historical lens, bringing new voices into the conversations around her career, inviting a rediscovery of her enduring legacy. An essay by author Durga Chew-Bose provides a poetic exploration of color; the writer Olivia Laing (author of The Lonely City) discusses the nature of solitude in her text; and Bruce Hainley uses a 1974 essay by Jill Johnston as a jumping-off point to delve into Martin's life during her years in New Mexico.


"Untitled #6" (1980) is reproduced from 'Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color'.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/24/2022

A poetic meditation on color in Agnes Martin's paintings

A poetic meditation on color in Agnes Martin's paintings

"Untitled #4" (1975) is reproduced from Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color, the meditative and beautifully-designed new release from Pace Publishing. A deep examination of color in a selection of the artist's New Mexico paintings, this concise volume includes evocative texts and poems by Durga Chew-Bose, Olivia Laing, Bruce Hainley, Andria Hickey, Marc Glimcher and Martin herself. "Martin once talked of wanting a viewer to be able to step inside her paintings, to access the pure land she’d documented and secured," Laing writes. "But part of the extraordinary nature of her work is that it also attests to the enormous danger, risk, labor that such a vision required. This two-step between dark storm and sunny uplands—which can be felt in even the lightest and most ardent, or on the other hand, gravest and most weighty of her paintings—feels like a precise visual working of Woolf’s and Dickinson’s equations on loneliness, its appalling cost and incalculable benefits. It’s never quite solved, perhaps never quite solvable, the tension between risk and reward unsettled and electrifying." continue to blog


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