For exhibition 58 George Lawson Gallery will present a very special offering, RADICAL: Monochrome Paintings from the Goodman Duffy Collection, which showcases exemplary works from 13 painters either precursory to or prominent within the international “Radical Painting” movement. Exhibited are paintings by John Beech, Jake Berthot, Rudolf de Crignis, Alan Ebnother, Marcia Hafif, Ralph Humphrey, Joseph Marioni, Ingo Meller, John Meyer, Winston Roeth, David Simpson, Phil Sims, and Roy Thurston. The show will be on view from September 7 — October 22, 2016. An opening reception will be held at the gallery, located at 315 Potrero Avenue, on Saturday, September 10 from 4 — 6 PM.

All of the paintings in the exhibition are consigned from the private collection of the late Wally Goodman and his partner, Patrick Duffy. In the 1990s, Santa Fe became the unlikely hub for artists involved in the one-color painting movement, partly owing to the light that had inspired Agnes Martin to move there and Georgia O’Keefe before her, and partly because of the activities of Charlotte Jackson, a Santa Fe gallerist who specialized with great success in the reductive work of these artists. Supporting the scene, Santa Fe collectors Wally Goodman and Patrick Duffy managed to secure significant works in this period by artists associated with monochrome.

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British, born 1964

John Beech entered UC Berkeley as an architecture major and was awarded the Maybelle Toombs Award in 1985, which allowed him to study art. Three years after he graduated college, he showed at the Southern Exposure Gallery, then at Galerie Paule Anglim, both in San Francisco. He then did a residency with the Chiani Foundation, Marfa, Texas, and moved to New York in 1996. He is best known for his work using found objects, and for his series, Dumpster Drawing, which mixes painting over photomedia of dumpsters mounted onto aluminum panels.

Beech received the SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award. His work is in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the San Jose Museum of Art; the Manfred Wandel/ Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst in Reutlingen, Germany and the Oakland Museum. He is represented in New York by Peter Blum Gallery.

untitled (Glue Painting), 2002
carpenter’s glue on canvas
17.5 x 18.75 in. (44.45 x 47.63 cm) cat. no. JOB001

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe (from the artist) Goodman Duffy Collection 2002

American, 1939–2015

Jake Berthot attended the New School for Social Research and Pratt Institute in the early 1960’s. He exhibited regularly in New York from the early 1970’s with O.K. Harris, McKee Gallery and Betty Cuningham Gallery. Berthot was included the Whitney Annual in 1969 and 1973; the Corcoran Biennial, 1975; the Venice Biennale,1976; the Hayward Gallery London, 1979; the Whitney Museum, 1979; MOMA New York,1981 and 1984; Beijing Art Institute, 1987; Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, 1997.

Berthot received a Guggenheim Fellowship, 1981; an NEA Grant, 1983 and an Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1992. His work in the collections of MOMA, New York; The Metropolitan Museum; The Whitney Museum; The Guggenheim Museum; The National Gallery, Washington; The Houston Museum of Fine Arts; The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis; The Phillips Collection; and The Berkeley Art Museum/ Pacific Fim Archive.

untitled (Orange Painting) from the Lozenge series, 1986
oil on canvas, framed by the artist with paint traces on frame
canvas size: 18 x 16 in.; framed size: 19.625 x 17.5 in. (49.85 x 44.45 cm)
cat. no. JAB001
David McKee Gallery, NY (from the artist)
Nina Nielsen Gallery, Boston
Bonhams Auction, NY
Goodman Duffy Collection 2012

Swiss, 1948 – 2006

Rudolf de Crignis studied at the Form und Farbe School for Art and Media Design in Zürich and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg. His early focus was photography, video and performance. In 1976, he exhibited at the Venice Biennale in the Swiss Pavilion. A studio fellowship in 1985 in New York City helped de Crignis shift to painting. He lived and worked in New York until his death. His work has been the focus of numerous one-man museum exhibitions, including Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland; Artothek, Cologne; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Swiss National Library, Bern; Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich.

He exhibited widely in galleries in the United States and Europe from the 1980s onward, including New York galleries Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Stark Gallery, Peter Blum Gallery, Margarete Roeder Gallery and Marian Goodman Gallery. His work is in numerous public collections, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Harvard University Art Museums, Boston; Kunsthaus Zürich; Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland; Lenbachhaus, Munich; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisc.; and Kolumba, Cologne, Germany.

untitled 01-23, 2001
oil on canvas
60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
cat. no. RUD001
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe (from the artist)
Goodman Duffy Collection 2002

American, born 1952

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Alan Ebnother now maintains studios in Schwerin, Germany and Stanley, New Mexico. His work has been exhibited extensively since the 1980s in Europe and the US, with pieces in the collections of the Albright Knox Museum, Berkeley Museum (BAMPFA), New Mexico Museum of Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Sheldon Museum of Art, and Haus Konstructive, Zurich. Past gallery exhibitions have included shows at George Lawson, San Francisco; Peter Blake, Laguna Beach; Gisele Linder, Basel; Wade Wilson, Houston; Charlotte Jackson, Santa Fe; Klaus Braun, Stuttgart and Hannes Hake, Wiesbaden.
Ebnother’s oils, in hand-ground dry pigment on stretched linen and wood panels, are characterized by thick impasto, dense pigmentation, and an intuitive marking. Ebnother was originally trained as a ballet dancer and his understanding of movement is evidenced in his composition and paint handling. The high pigment-to-oil ratio of these paintings creates unusually saturated color with a concrete physicality.

Abide 95-11, 1995
oil on linen
28.25 x 28.25 in. (71.75 x 71.75 cm)
cat. no. ALE044
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe (from the artist)
Goodman Duffy Collection 1996

American, born 1929

Marcia Hafif was born in Pomona, California and since 1999 has split her time between her Soho loft studio in New York and her studio home in Laguna Beach, California. From 1960 to 1961 she lived and worked in Rome. She received her BA from Pomona College in 1951, studied Art History at Claremont in 1960 and got her MFA from UC Irvine in 1971, and received NEA Fellowships in 1980, 1981 and 1990.

Hafif has written criticism for ARTFORUM and Art in America, and exhibited extensively in Europe and the US since the 1960s. Her work is in the following public collections: Art Institute of Chicago, MOMA New York, MOCA Los Angeles, Kunsthaus Aarau, Kunstraum Alexander Buerkle, Albright-Knox, Laguna Art Museum, Geneva Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Lembachhaus Munich, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt, Portland Art Museum, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Von der Heydt Museum Wuppertal and Clemens-Sels Museum Neuss.

French Painting: Chevreul, 1997
oil on canvas
32 x 32 in. (81.28 x 81.28 cm)
cat. no. MAH001
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe (from the artist)
Goodman Duffy Collection 1997

American,1932 – 1990

Ralph Humphrey was an American abstract painter whose work has been linked to both Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. His paintings are best summarized as an exploration of space through color and structure. Humphrey’s artistic style went through several phases and developments: monochromes from 1957–60; framed paintings 1961–65; shaped canvases 1967–70; and constructed paintings 1971–1990. Humphrey kept a keen eye on color, light, and space.

Since his first solo exhibition at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York City in 1959, Humphrey’s work has been the subject of 40 solo shows. During his lifetime, he was represented by Green Gallery, Bykert Gallery, Andre Emmerich Gallery, Willard Gallery, and John Weber Gallery. Solo venues since his death include Mary Boone Gallery and Gary Snyder Gallery as well as exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Boston. Humphrey’s paintings have also been in group shows at the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum including the 1979 Biennial, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum.

untitled #2, 1969
acrylic on shaped canvas
38 x 48 in. (96.52 x 121.92 cm)
cat. no. RAH001
Dunkleman Gallery, Toronto (from the artist)
Private Collection, Cambridge
Freeman’s Auction, Philadelphia
Goodman Duffy Collection 2013

American, born 1943

Joseph Marioni was born in Cincinnati and lives in New York. He has exhibited extensively in Europe, the US and Australia since the 1970s. He is a seminal member of the Radical Painting group, credited with coining the designation.

Marioni’s paintings are in the following museum collections: Albright-Knox Gallery, Amarillo Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Basel Kunstmuseum, Berkeley Art Museum, Birmingham Museum of Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, Fogg Art Museum, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Kustmuseum Wolfsburg, Malmö Kunsthal, Bard College Art Museum, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Ingolstadt Museum für Konkrete Kunst Design, Vienna Museum of Modern Art, The Phillips Collection, Brandeis Rose Art Museum, SFMOMA, Scottsdale Museum of Modern Art, University of Queensland Brisbane Art Museum, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Wuppertal Von Der Heydt Museum, Whiteny Museum and Williams College Museum of Art.

untitled (Green Painting), 2006
acrylic on linen
46 x 48 in. (116.84 x 121.92 cm)
cat. no. JOMA001
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe (from the artist)
Goodman Duffy Collection 2006

German, born 1955

Ingo Meller was born in Cologne and now lives and works in Leipzig, where he teaches as Profesor for Painting at the Academy of Visual Arts. He was a recipient of a PollockKrasner Foundation grant in 1998. His work is concerned with basic elements of painting. The shape of his canvas is based on the course of its woven threads, which are glued directly onto the gallery walls, and therefore become on-wall paintings. The color of the raw canvas and the lack of a traditional frame emphasize the flatness of the picture and let the painting appear particularly plastic and material.

Past gallery affiliation includes Cheim & Read in New York, Galerie Conrads in Cologne, Andrew Mummery in London, Dr, Luise Krohn in Badenweiler, Appel & Fertsch in Frankfurt, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan in Vienna, Eric Stark in New York and Klaus Nordenhake in Stockholm.

untitled (Gamblin Cölinblau, Michael Harding Brilliant Rosa), 2001
oil on unstretched linen
27.6 x 19.8 in. (70.1 x 50.29 cm)
cat. no. INM001
Galerie Krohn, Basel (from the artist)
Goodman Duffy Collection 2005

American, 1943 – 2002
John Meyer was born in Louisville, Kentucky and studied painting in Montreal under the GI Bill. He worked predominantly in San Francisco up until his death in 2002. Toward the end of his career Meyer grew increasingly interested in Medieval materials and techniques, making his own paints from ground pigments such as lapis lazuli, lead, cinnabar and burnt elephant tusk. He fashioned his own panels from unmilled hardwoods using traditional joinery and cradling methods.

Meyer’s work is in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, The Albright Knox Art Gallery and the Institute for Concrete Art in Reutlingen, Germany.

untitled (Blue), 2000
egg tempera on cradled walnut panel
21.75 x 22.5 in. (55.25 x 57.15 cm)
cat. no. JMX019
Galerie Giséle Linder, Basel (from the artist)
Private Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Sotheby’s Auction, Zurich, Switzerland
Goodman Duffy Collection 2005

American, born 1945
Winston Roeth, based in Beacon, New York, has exhibited extensively in the US, Europe and Australia, with recent solo exhibitions at XF Xavier Fiol, Palma De Mallorca, Spain and Jensen Gallery, Syndey, Australia. Recent press includes Robert Clark and Skye Sherwin’s article for The Guardian.

His work is in the Kunstmuseum Basel; the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard; the San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art and the Panza Collection in Varese, Italy. Roeth’s panels on wood or slate are painted in layers of tempera and pigment, quiet combinations simultaneously drawing the viewer in and bouncing the gaze back. Roeth’s compositions are distilled through the most minimal ingredients, divided into grids so that the matt expanse of paint is broken up by lines in a balance of light, depth and colour, or mixed as a single colour with a contradictory border, at the edge of the picture.

Insider, 2001
acrylic on Hexcel® honeycomb panel
45 x 32 in. (114.3 x 81.28 cm)
cat. no. ALE044
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe (from the artist)
Goodman Duffy Collection 2002

American, born 1928
David Simpson lives and works in Berkeley, California. Simpson earned a BFA from the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) in 1956 and an MFA from the San Francisco State College in 1958. He has had more than 70 solo exhibitions of his paintings in galleries and museums worldwide. His paintings have been included in hundreds of group shows throughout the US and Europe, including two seminal group exhibitions: Americans at MOMA New York in 1963 and Post-Painterly Abstraction curated by Clement Greenberg in 1964, traveling to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center and the Art Gallery of Toronto.

Selected Public Collections include the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, ; the David Owsley Museum of Art Ball State University, Muncie; the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca; the Honolulu Museum of Art; the Laguna Art Museum; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC; the Oakland Museum of California; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Phoenix Art Museum; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Seattle Art Museum; the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archives.

Blue Shift Two, 1995
acrylic on canvas
72 x 72 in. (182.88 x 182.88 cm)
cat. no. DAS001
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe (from the artist)
Goodman Duffy Collection 1995

American, born 1940
Phil Sims was born in Richmond, California and attended the San Francisco Art Institute in 1964 and 1965, moving to New York in 1975. He has shown continuously in Europe and the US since the 1970s and his work is represented extensively in the Panza Collection. There have been several articles on Sims in Kunstforum International, Art News, Art in America and Flash Art, including ‘Phil Sims’ written by Ken Johnson for New York Times in 1998. Previous gallery affiliation has included shows with Bartha Contemporary, London; Brian Gross, San Francisco; Carmen Weber, Zug, Switzerland; Rupert Walser, Munich; Charlotte Jackson, Santa Fe; Dr. Luise Krohn, Badenweiler, Germany; Elizabeth Harris, New York and Eric Stark, New York.

Sims’ work is in the following public collections: Erzbisschöfliches Diözesanmuseum, Cologne; Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford, Connecticut; Musee D’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts; Kiel Kunsthal, Kiel, Germany: Malmö Kunsthalle, Malmö, Sweden, and The Scripps Institute, La Jolla, California. untitled (White), 2001

oil on linen
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 60.96 cm)
cat. no. PHS001
Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe (from the artist)
Goodman Duffy Collection 2001

American, born 1949

Roy Thurston was born in Huntington, NY, received his BA from Colorado College and his MFA from Claremont Graduate School. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He has work in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The AlbrightKnox Gallery, Buffalo; the Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca, Italy and The Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles.

Gallery exhibitions include shows at George Lawson, San Francisco; Eva Chimento, Los Angeles; Renata Fabbri, Milan; Katharina Krohn, Basel; Brian Gross, San Francisco; Charlotte Jackson, Santa Fe; Howard Yezerski, Boston, Kiyo Higashi, Los Angeles and Todd Hosfelt, San Francisco. Thurston’s paintings combine pure abstraction with the hard fact of physical phenomena. Through the use of careful color and meticulously tooled surfaces Thurston has developed a language of shifting hues, reflection and refraction, and planar topography, all activated by the viewer’s movement through the space the works occupy.

2001-6 Lavender, 2001
acrylic, polyurethane on aluminum
24.5 x 19 in. (62.23 x 48.26 cm)
cat. no. ROT002
Charolotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe (from the artist)
Goodman Duffy Collection 2001