BRICE MARDEN at Gagosian

Brice Marden, Withwhite, 2018-19, oil on linen, 72 x 120 inches 

 Brice Marden, Withwhite (detail) 

This exhibition of six new large paintings plus several smaller pieces and a group of drawings by Brice Marden at Gagosian uptown was, I believe, a watershed exhibition for Marden. The paintings in this show, which ended December 21, 2019, are masterworks -- the artist in total integration with his medium and his language -- loose and open, always digging deeper. They are both breathtakingly beautiful and beautifully offhanded, exuding a sense of release and utter joy.

 Brice Marden, Yellow Painting, 2018-19, oil on linen, 72 x 120 inches

 Brice Marden, Yellow Painting (detail) 

Brice Marden, installation at Gagosian

 Brice Marden, Nevis Study 3, 2017, oil on linen, 36 x 60 inches 

Brice Marden, Nevis Night Drawing, 2018, Kremer inks on Arches paper, 30 x 22 inches