Category: Judy Ledgerwood

June 28, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

UK Art Museum Receives Grant for Its Exhibition “Disguise the Limit: John Yau’s Collaborations”

UK Art Museum receives grant from Terra Foundation for American Art By UK Art Museum report June 28, 2023     LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 28, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Art Museum has received a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art in support of its exhibition/publication, “Disguise the Limit: John Yau’s Collaborations.” The Terra Foundation awarded 57 grants in November 2022, amounting to a total of over $5.5 million, to support projects that expand narratives of American art to transform how stories of American art…Read More

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June 13, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Judy Ledgerwood: Milwaukee Art Museum preps two big shows for autumn

Milwaukee Art Museum preps two big shows for autumn   Milwaukee Art Museum will show ‘Art, Life, Legacy: Northern European Paintings in the Collection of Isabel and Alfred Bader,’ which opens Sept. 29, and ’50 Paintings,’ a survey of work by 50 contemporary painters, starting Nov. 17.   Works by Amy Sherald (left) and Judy Ledgerwood (right) from the upcoming “50 Paintings” show at MAM.   By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jun 13, 2023 at 4:24 PM   Milwaukee Art…Read More

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February 09, 2023 Events

John Yau Reviewed Judy Ledgerwood’s Sunny in Hyperallergic

Judy Ledgerwood’s Playfully Subversive Patterns What distinguishes Ledgerwood’s work from the earlier generation of women artists working in the domain of Pattern and Decoration is its bluntness and humor. John Yau  |  February 9   Judy Ledgerwood, “First Color” (2022), oil on canvas, 15 inches x 15 inches (all images courtesy Denny Gallery)   A lot of writers, myself included, have connected Judy Ledgerwood’s exuberant abstractions to the Pattern and Decoration art movement. Historically speaking, Pattern and Decoration (1972–1985) challenged…Read More

February 07, 2023 Events

Judy Ledgerwood: Sunny Reviewed in the FAD Magazine

MUST SEE NYC GALLERY SHOWS CLOSING THIS WEEK By Vittoria Benzine • 7 February 2023   Courtesy of Denny Gallery.   These floral portals to brighter days are monumental in more ways than one. Sunny marks Chicago-based Judy Ledgerwood’s first return to the NYC gallery scene in some years with a cohesive series of large paintings she started in January 2021. One or two paintings in the show echo its sole sculpture with impasto oil enthusiastically accenting the picture plane….Read More

February 01, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Judy Ledgerwood: Sunny in The Brooklyn Rail

Judy Ledgerwood: Sunny By Mána Taylor Feb 1, 2023   In her exhibition Sunny, Judy Ledgerwood has bold intentions. She began working on the paintings last January when she was searching for color during many gray days. At Denny Gallery, the paintings, as well as one large ceramic in the back of the gallery, feel necessary. They are large, most of them ranging between 60 and 80 inches tall. Yet, Ledgerwood is able to make us feel like the paintings…Read More

January 14, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Denny Gallery, NY, Now Presenting Judy Ledgerwood’s Exhibition ‘Sunny’

Denny Gallery, NY, now presenting Judy Ledgerwood’s exhibition ‘Sunny’   Judy Ledgerwood, Skylarking, 2022. Oil on canvas. Images courtesy of Denny Gallery and the artist.   NEW YORK, NY.- Denny Gallery recently opened ‘Sunny’, a solo exhibition of new work by painter Judy Ledgerwood. On view at the gallery’s New York location since January 7, it will continue to February 11, 2023. Ledgerwood is a renowned painter whose work has featured in numerous international exhibitions and is included in prominent public collections…Read More

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December 23, 2021 Press

“Fringe” in The New Yorker Year End Review

The pandemic is ongoing and confusion persists—and I’m not talking about the Omicron variant. You can’t discuss art in 2021 without mentioning N.F.T.s. Non-fungible tokens stormed the gates of the contemporary-art establishment in March, when Beeple, the nom de keyboard of the digital artist Mike Winkelmann, sold a crypto-art work at Christie’s for more than sixty-nine million dollars. As to the calibre of Beeple’s art, based on my admittedly cursory viewing, I’d say that it’s aptly described in his Instagram bio as…Read More

August 03, 2021 Press

Fringe reviewed in The New Yorker

In the early nineteen-seventies, a group of American artists who shared an unironic love of craft, vivid color, and kitsch—rebels against the ornamentation-averse restraint of the Minimalists—became known as the Pattern and Decoration movement (a.k.a. P&D). By the mid-eighties, the initial enthusiasm, mostly in Europe, for the group’s paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and textiles had waned. Individual artists succeeded, but P&D was written off as a footnote that was slightly embarrassing. (And also threatening: it’s no coincidence that the group’s focus…Read More

May 17, 2018 Artists, Press

Judy Ledgerwood on Finding Pattern and Decoration in Everyday Life

by Phillip Barcio May 17, 2018 Judy Ledgerwood discusses her exhibition Far From the Tree in the context of the 40th anniversary of the Pattern and Decoration movement.   Judy Ledgerwood, “Sunshine and Shadow” (2018), oil and metallic oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches (all images courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery unless otherwise noted)   CHICAGO – It has been forty years since artists Valerie Jaudon and Joyce Kozloff published Art Hysterical Notions of Progress and…Read More

June 16, 2016 Artists, Press

What to See in New YorkArt Galleries This Week

By KEN JOHNSON JUN. 16, 2016   Judy Ledgerwood Jessie Edelman’s painting “Candlesticks” (2021) in her new show, “Getaway.”  Jessie Edelman and Denny Dimin Gallery   Working with spontaneous panache, the Chicago artist Judy Ledgerwood paints expansive, boldly colorful grid-based abstractions. An infectious exuberance animates her new canvases in an exhilarating exhibition at Tracy Williams on the Lower East Side. The paintings consist mainly of rows of diamond shapes that combine into optically percussive argyle patterns. Enhancing the rhythms, thick…Read More

May 15, 2016 Artists, Events, Press

Sexual Abstraction: Judy Ledgerwood’s Recent Paintings

by Yohn Yau May 15, 2016 Judy Ledgerwood discusses her exhibition Far From the Tree in the context of the 40th anniversary of the Pattern and Decoration movement.   Judy Ledgerwood, “Women In A Park” (2016), oil on Canvas, 50 x 60 inches (all images courtesy Tracy Williams) (click to enlarge)   If, as Amy Sillman has said, “The elephant in the room is sex,” Judy Ledgerwood’s paintings ask the viewer: What exactly do you think you are looking at?…Read More

June 29, 2014 Events

Judy Ledgerwood

By Kyle MacMillan June 29, 2014 1:09pm   View of Judy Ledgerwood’s installation Chromatic Patterns for the Graham Foundation, 2014; at the Graham Foundation.   Best known for canvases with electric colors and bold patterns, Chicago artist Judy Ledgerwood has increasingly ventured into the realm of installation in recent years, painting directly on gallery walls to create enveloping works. She took her practice further than ever in her latest installation, Chromatic Patterns for the Graham Foundation (2014), which filled two…Read More

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