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ELLIOTT LLOYD Color Wave, Paintings from 1973 to 1977

DAVID RICHARD GALLERY


ISBN: 978-1-7331016-3-9

Front cover: Installation image of Color Wave, Paintings from 1973 to 1977 at David Richard Gallery Title page: Installation image of Color Wave, Paintings from 1973 to 1977 at David Richard Gallery Pages 30 - 31: Elliott Lloyd in front of Untitled 4 Back cover: Installation image of Color Wave, Paintings from 1973 to 1977 at David Richard Gallery

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Artwork: © 1973-1977 Elliott Lloyd Catalogue: © 2019 David Richard Gallery, LLC, New York, NY

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DAVID RICHARD GALLERY


ELLIOTT LLOYD Color Wave, Paintings from 1973 to 1977


Color and Gesture Color Wave, Paintings from 1973 to 1977, an exhibition of a seminal series of works by New York artist Elliott Lloyd in his first solo exhibition with the gallery. This series documents a major transition in the artist’s approach to his painting practice in the early 1970s; moving away from shaped compositions with rigorously planned color palettes and meticulously executed stained canvases to a freer, spontaneous approach that was loose, followed impulses and organically constructed large-scale compositions with layers of translucent and opaque color. Lloyd’s approach during the 1960s was to control and meticulously plan the color and composition of his paintings, pouring dilute pigment onto unprimed canvas with an approach similar to watercolor painting. Realizing that shaped canvases necessarily had an interaction with the wall, and thus his compositions, Lloyd wanted the canvas to be neutral and his approach more automatic, dynamic and fluid. The paintings in Color Wave were painted off the stretcher, which gave the artist more freedom to follow impulses and gestures to their natural conclusion, not constrained by a predetermined shape or size of canvas. When the paintings were finished, Lloyd decided the final composition using tape to mark the outer perimeter, which determined the ultimate dimensions of the completed work. Most of the paintings in this series have never been stretched or presented before, and this is the first exhibition of this series as a cohesive group. Lloyd’s application of the pigment in these paintings from 1973 to 1977 was very different from his earlier works, it was more saturated, thicker and bolder. He physically moved and brushed the paint, the colors were crashing into one another and puddling, mixing and overlapping on the canvas with dynamic strokes and color harmonies. This series led to the artist’s very successful transition to other experimental series of works that explored color, diverse media and supports made of wide-ranging material—from canvas and paper to clay, glass, Plexiglas and mixed media collages—with compositions derived from organic combinations of pigment and free-flowing gestures. David Eichholtz New York May 2019

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Elliott Lloyd Untitled, 1973 Acrylic on canvas 85:” x 61.5” x 1.5 ”

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Elliott Lloyd The Road, 1974 Acrylic on canvas 77.5” x 67.5” x 1.5 ”

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Elliott Lloyd Ruby Beach, 1973 Acrylic on canvas 66.75” x 112” x 1.5”

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Elliott Lloyd Untitled, 1973 Acrylic on canvas 62.5” x 85.25” x 1.5”

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Elliott Lloyd Untitled, 1975 Acrylic on canvas 90.5” x 60.75” x 1.5”

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Elliott Lloyd Untitled, 1973 Acrylic on canvas 90” x 112.75” x 1.5”

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Elliott Lloyd Untitled, 1977 Acrylic on canvas 56.5” x 85.5” x 1.5”

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Elliott Lloyd Untitled, 1977 Acrylic on canvas 81.25” x 55.5” x 1.5”

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Elliott Lloyd The Connecting Piece, 1974 Acrylic on canvas 70.25” x 63” x 1.5”

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Elliott Lloyd Untitled, 1975 Acrylic on canvas 53.5” x 99” x 1.5”

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Elliott Lloyd Untitled, 1974 Acrylic on canvas 44.5” x 69.5” x 1.5”

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Installation image of Color Wave, Paintings from 1973 to 1977 at David Richard Gallery

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Elliott Lloyd Elliott Lloyd (1937-2017) was born in Sioux City, Iowa, studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and then moved to New York in 1961. He had solo exhibitions at the Soho Center for Visual Artists, Hal Bromm Gallery, and Abraham Sachs Gallery and also exhibited with Susan Caldwell, Robert Elkon and Tibor De Nagy galleries in New York. His work is in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, Newark Museum, New Jersey, James A. Michener Collection, University of Texas, Austin, Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York and Chase Bank among other institutions and private collections. Lloyd’s exhibitions and artworks have been reviewed and featured in The New York Times, Art Forum, Art International, Art in America, and Art News among other publications. Lloyd was and instructor at the Parsons School of Design, where he taught drawing for twelve years. Lloyd lived and worked in Long Island City, Queens, New York.


CV/BIO Solo Exhibitions 1976 1974 1970

Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY Soho Center for Visual Artists, New York, NY Abraham Sachs Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions 1988-1992 Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY 1984-1992 Parsons School of Design Faculty Exhibitions, New York, NY 1988 Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY 1987 “Crossovers,” Gallery at Hastings-on Hudson, NY 1986 Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York, NY 1977 The Elvehjern Art Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 1976 University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI 1968-1975 Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY 1975 Susan Caldwell, as private dealer The Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA The Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, AL 1974 The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, “Contemporary Reflections,” Ridgefield, CT 1972 Glassborough State College, Glassborough, NY 1970 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, curated by William Agee Greenwich Library, Greenwich, CT 1968 Tibor De Nagy Gallery, New York, NY 1967 Newark Museum, Newark, NJ Whitney Museum of American Art, “Whitney Annual,” New York, NY Collections Whitney Museum of American Art Aldrich Museum Newark Museum James Michener Collection, University of Texas

Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY Chase Manhattan Bank

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Installation image of Color Wave, Paintings from 1973 to 1977 at David Richard Gallery


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Elliott Lloyd "Color Wave, Paintings from 1973 to 1977"  

David Richard Gallery is pleased to present Color Wave, Paintings from 1973 to 1977, an exhibition of a seminal series of works by New York...

Elliott Lloyd "Color Wave, Paintings from 1973 to 1977"  

David Richard Gallery is pleased to present Color Wave, Paintings from 1973 to 1977, an exhibition of a seminal series of works by New York...