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Nina Tryggvadottir and Alcopley – Two Solo Exhibitions

 

Originally posted on davidrichardgallery.com

Abstract Expressionism and Segue into the 1960s:

Nina Tryggvadottir: Paintings from 1952 – 1963
Alcopley: 1950 – 1965, Selections in Oil, Watercolor, and Ink


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With Una Dora Copley and Scott Jeffries,
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Left: Nina Tryggvadottir, Abstraction (NT-OL-62-02), 1962, Oil on linen, 18 x 23.94 "
Right: Alcopley, Sarnothrace, 1965, Oil on canvas, 39.625 x 59.875 " 


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Nina Trggvadottir, one of Iceland’s best-known artists, has her first solo exhibition with David Richard Gallery in a presentation of her geometric and lyrical abstract paintings from 1952 to 1963.

 



Seeing her work as part of a historical evolution, Tryggvadottir has even cited baroque masters such as Rembrandt as influential figures in her development, connecting her work deliberately to art history. Her rich artistic career was interconnected in another sense, as she engaged internationally with prominent artists, critics, gallerists, and art historians, absorbing influence and engaging in critical debate. Tryggvadottir painted portraits, in a partially cubist style, and engaged with a range of media such as, printmaking, watercolor, collage, book art, glass, and mosaic. 
 

Installation View: Nina Tryggvadottir

 


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Installation View: Nina Tryggvadottir

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Alcopley, Abstract Expressionist and prominent member of the New York School, has his first solo exhibition with David Richard Gallery and his first show since 2009, exploring the flow of structures through his multi-media brushwork.

Installation View: Alcopley

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Installation View: Alcopley

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Installation View: Alcopley

 

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Rhythm, or flow, is essential in Alcopley’s aim to give form to his felt experiences. He does so with a gestural immediacy, in what Herman Cherry, the painter, poet, and longtime friend, describes as “nerve sensations made visible.” Carrying sketchbooks around with him everywhere and transcribing his experience in his own unique short hand allowed him enough preparation to take his brush to canvas, paper, and linen. He was particularly interested in the experience of music and its translation into visual form, much like Wassily Kandinsky whom he had an intimate familiarity with, growing up in Dresden, Germany at the turn of the twentieth century. 

 

All Artwork Copyright © The Estate of Nina Tryggvadottir and
© The Estate of Alcopley

 

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