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Park Place Gallery: Founders and Friends, Then and Now Featuring: Dean Fleming, Linda Fleming, Patsy Krebs, Ronnie Landfield, Ed Ruda, Robert Swain, Leo Valledor, Neil Williams and Mario Yrisarry

DAVID RICHARD GALLERY


FRONT AND BACK COVER: Installation View PAGE 1: Installation View ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Published on the occasion of the exhibition: Park Place Gallery: Founders and Friends, Then and Now February 3 – March 31, 2017 David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Published by: David Richard Gallery, LLC, 1570 Pacheco Street, A1, Santa Fe, NM 87505 www.DavidRichardGallery.com DavidRichardSFe

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Gallery Staff: David Eichholtz and Richard Barger, Managers All rights reserved by David Richard Gallery, LLC. No part of this catalogue may be reproduced in whole or part in digital or printed form of any kind whatsoever without the express written permission of David Richard Gallery, LLC. Catalogue: © 2017 David Richard Gallery, LLC, Santa Fe, NM. Art: © 1963 - 2016, Dean Fleming, Linda Fleming, Patsy Krebs, Ronnie Landfield, Ed Ruda, Robert Swain, Leo Valledor, Neil Williams and Mario Yrisarry Installation views in Santa Fe, NM by Greg Zinniel. Catalogue Design: David Eichholtz and Richard Barger, David Richard Gallery, LLC, Santa Fe, NM


Park Place Gallery: Founders and Friends, Then and Now Featuring: Dean Fleming, Linda Fleming, Patsy Krebs, Ronnie Landfield, Ed Ruda, Robert Swain, Leo Valledor, Neil Williams and Mario Yrisarry


David Richard Gallery Presents a Survey of the Park Place Group Including Founding Members and Their Friends with Paintings and Drawings from the 1960s and Selections of Later Career Artworks from Each Artist 2

The Park Place Gallery, initially located at 79 Park Place in lower Manhattan, became an important artist collective and exhibition venue for experimental art in New York in the 1960s. The founding members, many transplants from the West Coast, were comprised of five painters: Dean Fleming, Tamara Melcher, David Novros, Edwin Ruda, Leo Valledor and five sculptors: Mark de Suvero, Peter Forakis, Robert Grosvenor, Anthony Magar and Forrest Myers. The gallery director was Paul Cooper. Working in diverse materials and approaches, the group formed in 1962 to explore their mutual interest in literal and illusory space, music and social concerns. The founders invited their friends and younger artists to exhibit at Park Place Gallery where together they explored cutting edge and experimental art that included geometric abstraction, Op Art, shaped canvases, minimalism and large-scale sculpture. Their friends and guest exhibitors included many notable and important artists, including Sol LeWitt, Al Held, Brice Marden, Carl Andre, Eva Hesse, Peter Reginato and Joan Jonas among others. The gallery moved in 1965 to West Broadway in SoHo where it remained until 1967. David Richard Gallery is pleased to present “Park Place gallery: Founders and Friends, Then and Now”. The curatorial focus of the exhibition will be on paintings and drawings from the 1960s as well as later career works from founding members Dean Fleming, Edwin Ruda and Leo Valledor along with several of their friends and quest exhibitors at Park Place: Linda Fleming, Patsy Krebs, Ronnie Landsfield, Robert Swain, Neil Williams and Mario Yrisarry. The members of the Park Place Group and Gallery have been the subject of several important museum exhibitions that explored their contributions and importance in the burgeoning, cutting edge art scene in Lower Manhattan during the 1960s. Curated by Linda Dalrymple Henderson, the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, presented “Reimagining Space: The Park Place Gallery Group in 1960s New York” from September, 2008 to January, 2009. Our exhibition overlaps with New York University’s Grey Art Gallery presentation, “Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965”, curated by Melissa Rachleff on exhibition January through April 1, 2017. That presentation includes several artworks by Park Place Gallery founding members Dean Fleming, Edwin Ruda and Leo Valledor among many others.


Dean Fleming Papados, Greece, 1964 Acrylic on canvas, 82” x 82”, 58” x 58” square

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Installation view of artworks gouache on paper by Dean Fleming

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Dean Fleming 5/78, 1978 Acrylic on canvas, 65.5” x 65.5”

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Dean Fleming 10/77 #2, 1977 Acrylic on canvas, 65.5” x 65.5”

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Leo Valledor Together, 1968 Oil on canvas, 48” x 68”, Two panels 48” x 23” and 48” x 46”

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Leo Valledor Source, 1969-70 Acrylic and oil on canvas, 60“

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Leo Valledor Fancy Dance, 1981 Acrylic and oil on canvas, 36” x 48”

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Leo Valledor Zam, 1984 Acrylic on canvas, 66” x 120” x 2”, Two panels

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Ed Ruda Metro 1, 1967 Acrylic on canvas, 62.5” x 72”

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Ed Ruda Metro II, 1968 Acrylic on canvas, 62.5” x 72”

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Installation view of artwork by Patsy Krebs

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Installation view of artwork by Patsy Krebs

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Patsy Krebs Tunisia, 1966 Gouache on paper, 7.75” x 7.75”, Framed size is 13.25” x 13.25” Patsy Krebs Untitled, 1966 Gouache on paper, 9.125” x 9”, Framed size is 13.25” x 13.25”

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Patsy Krebs Interlocking (Red/Black/Ivory), 1992 Acrylic on canvas, 36” x 28”

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Patsy Krebs The Water District - Red, 2013 Acrylic on panel, 36” x 22”

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Linda Fleming 1969-1, 1969 Gouache and pencil on paper, 7.375” x 7.375”, Framed size is 14.75” x 11.75” Linda Fleming 1967-4, 1967 Gouache and pencil on paper, 9” x 12”, Framed size is 11.75” x 14.75”

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Installation view of artwork by Linda Fleming

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Linda Fleming 1967-6, 1967 Gouache and pencil on paper, 8.5” x 11”, 11.75” x 14.75” Linda Fleming 1968-10, 1968 Gouache and pencil on paper, 8.5” x 11”, 11.75” x 14.75”

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Linda Fleming Streak, 2016 Powder coated steel, 66” x 49” x 2”

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Neil Williams Keil, 1965 Oil on canvas, 38” x 48”

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Neil Williams Go Kart, 1963 Oil on canvas, 25” x 25” Neil Williams Untitled, 1963 Oil on canvas, 25” x 25”

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Mario Yrisarry Omega, 1964 Acrylic on canvas, 73 1/2” x 68”

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Mario Yrisarry Summer, 1965 Acrylic on canvas, 77” x 68”

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Mario Yrisarry Viva Vida, 1972 Acrylic on linen, 72” x 72”

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Mario Yrisarry Septenary Yellow, 1974 Acrylic on canvas, 66” x 66”

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Installation view of artwork by Ronnie Landfield and Dean Fleming

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Ronnie Landfield Irresistible Force, 1999 Acrylic on canvas, 57” x 58”

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Robert Swain Untitled Study for 6 x 7–09, 1993 Acrylic on masonite, 43” x 47”

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Robert Swain Untitled, 6x7-01, 1989 Acrylic on canvas, 72” x 84”

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Robert Swain Untitled 7x7 - 3x15F, 2015 Acrylic on canvas, 84” x 84”

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Robert Swain Untitled 6x6 - 9x29, 2016 Acrylic on canvas, 72” x 72”

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