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Craig Kauffman A Survey of Late Work April 12 - May 17, 2014

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Frank Lloyd Gallery, Inc.

Untitled, 2009

2525 Michigan Avenue, B5b

drape-formed acrylic with acrylic lacquer & glitter

Santa Monica, CA 90404

36 x 40 x 8 inches

PH: 310 264 - 3866 FX: 310 264 - 3868 www.franklloyd.com 3


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Craig Kauffman: A Survey of Late Work The Frank Lloyd Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of late works by Craig Kauffman. Produced between 2001 through 2009, these wall relief paintings represent the artist’s lifelong investigation into translucent color and its perceptual effects. The works pulse with thinly applied layers of iridescent paint, achieving a glowing, atmospheric quality that illustrates Kauffman’s enduring interest in light and perception.

has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad since 1951. Kauffman remained an active and enthusiastically received painter who was equally well recognized for his history of adventurous engagement with new materials. He is one of the most prominent and influential artists to have come out of Los Angeles, having shown with Felix Landau Gallery in the 1950s and later at Ferus during the 1960s. Kauffman’s work has been included in a number of important historical exhibitions, including A New Aesthetic (Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington D.C., 1967); The First Show: Paintings and Sculpture from Eight Collections 19401980 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1983); and Sunshine and Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997 (Louisiana Museum, Denmark, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, and Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 1997-1998). More recently, Kauffman’s work was presented in Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957-1968 (Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 2008-2009); Primary Atmospheres: Works from California 1960-1970 (David Zwirner Gallery, New York, 2010); Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface (Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, 2011); and Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970 (J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2011).

Kauffman himself took a firm position regarding his chosen materials, writing in his statement for A New Aesthetic, 1967 that: “I didn’t start out with the idea of an industrial aesthetic. I believe the artist’s strength lies not primarily in his intellect, but in his sensibility turned into intelligence. I began working in plastic with an idea of form it is true, but my principal impetus was a passion for a kind of color, a kind of light, a sensual response to material.” This responsiveness to material and sensitivity to color relationships characterizes Kauffman’s oeuvre. The late works on display achieve their lush presence through the artist’s integration of spraypainted color and form. Craig Kauffman (1932–2010) was a major Los Angeles artist whose work

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Craig Kauffman Bayabas, 2008 acrylic lacquer on vacuum formed plastic 23 ¾ x 25 ¾ x 9 ½ inches

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Craig Kauffman Pasas, 2008 acrylic lacquer on vacuum formed plastic 23 ¾ x 25 ¾ x 9 ½ inches

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Craig Kauffman Kapayas, 2008 acrylic lacquer on vacuum formed plastic 23 ¾ x 25 ¾ x 9 ½ inches

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Craig Kauffman Untitled, 2001 acrylic lacquer on vacuum formed plastic 35 ½ x 32 x 5 ½ inches

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Craig Kauffman Lansones, 2007 acrylic lacquer on vacuum formed plastic 34 x 38 x 12 inches

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Craig Kauffman Atis, 2007 acrylic lacquer on vacuum formed plastic 34 x 38 x 12 inches

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Craig Kauffman Untitled, 2009 drape-formed acrylic with acrylic lacquer & glitter 36 x 40 x 8 inches

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Craig Kauffman Untitled, 2009 drape-formed acrylic with acrylic lacquer & glitter 36 x 40 x 8 inches

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Craig Kauffman Untitled Wall Relief, 1967/2008 acrylic lacquer on vacuum formed plastic 52 x 72 x 15 inches

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Craig Kauffman A Survey of Late Work April 12 - May 17, 2014

Frank Lloyd Gallery, Inc. 2525 Michigan Avenue, B5b Santa Monica, CA 90404 PH: 310 264 - 3866 FX: 310 264 - 3868 www.franklloyd.com 16


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Frank Lloyd Gallery, Inc. 2525 Michigan Avenue, B5b Santa Monica, CA 90404 PH: 310 264 - 3866 FX: 310 264 - 3868 www.franklloyd.com

Craig Kauffman: A Survey of Late Work  

Produced between 2001 through 2009, these wall relief paintings represent the artist's lifelong investigation into translucent color and its...

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