new-york

Anne Truitt

André Emmerich Gallery

Anne Truitt is probably best known for her published journals. Daybook, 1982, and Turn, 1986. Although her first solo exhibit took place in 1963, her relationship to the pivotal contemporary art movements of Minimalism, Color Field painting, and Pop art remains elusive. This may be due, in part, to her infrequent exhibitions in New York; she has shown only five times since 1969. With a group of 16 works that survey 30 years of her career, this exhibition attempts to bolster Truitt’s critical and historical position in the canon of contemporary art.

The installation begins chronologically with four sculptures from 1961 and 1962 grouped together in a room. Though reductivist in form, these early works simultaneously reference the domestic world. First, 1961, is a freestanding arrangement of wooden lathes with pointed tops positioned vertically like a white picket fence. Indeed, the scale and

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