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Harriet Korman says that she "was thinking about the brilliance and beauty of color. I am interested in a more spontaneous or everyday use of color, not Western color theory that you learn in art school. I wanted to explore that random, everyday use of color in my work." This change in her work began in 1997, when, as she described, "I was basically working on a square, with just a few color changes within that square. Then the drawing and the shapes became more eccentric and fun... I’m still very interested in it."
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In her most recent paintings, shapes nudge, shift and jostle against each other; they press toward and away from the picture plane. The edges imply a looping, rhythmic line that forms the boundaries between the colors and divides the larger masses into smaller shapes. Even the paintings organized on the framework of a grid are irregular, improvised and unpredictable. The paintings develop without a fixed orientation until they are nearly finished; perhaps the buoyant center of gravity results from working without reference to top and bottom. One painting doesn’t have a fixed orientation even though it is finished: four three-foot square panels organized into one six-foot square can be arranged in any orientation. Such is the poise and balance of the component parts that it all works.
The exhibition will include this "hang-it-any-way" painting along with more than a dozen medium-sized and small paintings and a selection of drawings, made during the three years since her last exhibition in New York.
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