Past exhibition

Al Held

Paintings 1979–1993
25 November–19 December 2008

"I've reintroduced what I would consider the juice and the meat of painting - which is light, space and narrative"¹

Waddington Galleries is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by the late American artist Al Held. The exhibition consists of thirteen paintings, dating from 1989 to 1993, each showing Held's articulate, non-objective abstraction: the 12ft wide Fathom Mark IX, 1989, (a fathom mark being a measure for sea depths) evokes a geometric coral reef of drifting cubes, triangles and cylinders. The shapes are flatly painted in deep greens, blues and browns in an overall composition based on quartered diagonals, with differing focal lengths and bereft of gravity.

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