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Stephen Pace - Three Foxes, 1986
Stephen Pace, Three Foxes, 1986 1959
Oil on canvas, 40-1/4 x 66-1/4 inches



Stephen Pace

Apr. 19 - May 7, 2011

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We are delighted to announce that Spanierman Gallery now represents the estate of artist Stephen Pace (1918–2010). Through his energetic abstractions combining drawing and staining, Pace was an important contributor to the Abstract Expressionist tradition in the 1950s. He turned in the next decade to an innovative and exuberant figurative approach, in which he derived inspiration from Fauvism, Post-Impressionism, as well as from his knowledge of principles of abstraction. Works from the artist's second phase are featured in the gallery's first exhibition of his art, on view from April 19 to May 11, 2011. In these images, Pace embraced his rural roots, drawing either from childhood memories or exploring more current subjects, such as his surroundings on Deer Isle, Maine, where he spent summers. Roberta Smith referenced these works in Pace's obituary in the New York Times, stating: “the force of these images resides in their deft command of bodies in space balanced by saturated colors painted patchily on bare canvas.”

 

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