• Exhibitions

    Upcoming: New York

    Carol Rama

    September 9 - October 22, 2016

June 27, 2016

Words, Sex, Landscape: Marcia Hafif at Fergus McCaffrey, New York

ARTnews By Barbara A. MacAdam

Oh, to be a time traveler, making regular forays into the 1960s and ’70s, when there seemed to be less marketplace pressure and artists felt free to take imaginative chances, experiment uninhibitedly with materials and forms, and be more quietly speculative.

Exemplifying the spirit of the era are the almost 50 forthright and vividly colored abstract paintings and works on paper that Marcia Hafif created in Rome between 1961 and 1969.

...For Hafif, who did graduate work in the Italian Renaissance and Far Eastern Art, that history is deeply embedded in her paintings, which reflect the affinities between Europe and the East, especially in the rich coloring and architectural allusions.

Such translation extends to literary evocations as well, with images that evoke words and poetry in their rhythms and shapes, much in the way words can convey the idea of images, and the shape, as in concrete poetry.
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June 2, 2016

Carol Rama, Press Release, 2016

Fergus McCaffrey is proud to present a major exhibition of paintings, assemblages, and works on paper by the late, great Carol Rama (1918–2015). The exhibition will feature more than forty works and is the largest presentation of Rama’s work in the United States since her 1998 retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston.

The exhibition dates are September 9 through October 22, 2016, and the show will focus on three distinct series: the Bricolages from the 1960s, Gomma (Rubber) works from the 1970s, and La mucca pazza (The Mad Cow) from the 1990s.