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Continuum: Brave New World

Gallery: Mandelman-Ribak Gallery
Robert C Ellis, Llano Quemado Number Six, 1972, 60x80
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The triumph of Abstract Expressionism and urban modernism after World War II led to a new migration of artists to Taos from both Coasts whose work from the 1940s to mid-1960’s reflected their critical ties to the contemporary art world. Centered in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, the period’s rapid succession of late modern movements is represented by the diverse styles of these newly arrived artists, ranging from Louis Ribak, Bea Mandelman, Agnes Martin and John de Puy to Ed Corbett, Bill Gersch and Bob Wagner—with sojourns by Richard Diebenkorn, Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhardt, and Clyfford Still. And whether abstract or object-based, their work is deeply mediated by the Taos landscape and its overriding narrative of place and peoples.

Exhibition list of Continuum in Mandelman-Ribak gallery:

1      Milford Greer
Flute, 1971
Oil on canvas
Gift of Earl Stroh    
2      Thomas Benrimo

Facade #2, 1950s
Oil on masonite
Anonymous Gift
3      Oli Sihvonen

Fenestra #4, 1961
Oil on Masonite
M.A. Healy Family Foundation Purchase Fund 
4      Earl Stroh

Gray Spring, 1960s
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Artist      
5      Beatrice Mandelman
White Sun, 1960s
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Mandelman-Ribak Foundation
6      Clay Spohn
Vertical Modulations in Light and Dark, 1961
Oil on linen
M.A. Healy Family Foundation Purchase Fund
7      Agnes Martin

Untitled, 1958
Oil on canvas
M.A. Healy Family Foundation Purchase Fund
8      Robert M. Ellis          
Bridging Yellow, c. 1958
Acrylic on masonite
Gift of Whit Adams
9      Lawrence Calcagno
Night Phenomena, 1954
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Estate of Lawrence Calcagno
10   Robert C. Ellis

Llano Quemado Number Six, 1972 Acrylic and oil on canvas
Gift of Rose Ellis Clark
11   Robert D. Ray

An Insistence of Circles II, 1973
Acrylic on rice paper mounted on masonite
Gift of Robert D. Ray Trust
12   Louis Ribak
Suspension, 1960s
Oil on masonite
Gift of the Mandelman-Ribak Foundation
13   Mario Larrinaga

Choreography, 1959
Oil on masonite
Gift of Marvin A. and Marlys Harder
14   Michio Takayama
Dyad in White, 1960s
Oil on linen
Gift of Dr. Masami Takayama
15   Edward Corbett
White Painting, 1957
Oil on canvas
Gift of Gifford and Joann Phillips
16   Leo Garel
Guadalupe Church, Taos, c.1950
Oil on canvas
Purchase Fund: Jeanne and Jim Manning, Kay Harvey
17   Charles H. Reynolds
Fiesta Ball, c.1950
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Artist
18   Dorothy Eugenie Brett
The Golden Images, 1939
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Taos Municipal School Historic Collection
19   B.J.O. Nordfeldt
Grasses, 1950
Oil on linen
Gift of the Estate of Dorothy and Robert Landon
20   Wolcott Ely
Cagnes, 1953
Casein on paper
Gift of Wolcott Ely
21   Horace Pierce

Untitled, 1955-1958
Gouache on illustration board
Gift of Florence M. Pierce
22   Barbara Harmon       
Tranquility (No. 1), c. 1964
Pastel on paper     
Gift of the Artist