Mel Bochner | Drawing From Four Decades

Jan 5 - Feb 10, 2007 5171 Santa Fe
Installation Views

 Quint Contemporary Art is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Mel Bochner.  The show will run from January 5th to February 10th, 2007 with a reception on January 19, 2007 from 6pm to 8pm. Mel Bochner: Drawing from Four Decades will be on exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art January 13- March 18, 2007. 


An artist associated with the Conceptual and Post-Minimal art movements Bochner has worked with a variety of mediums including painting, photography and drawing and has sought to move philosophical, linguistic, and mathematical propositions into the world of the visual. 


The new Bochner word paintings are rendered on velvet in sharp neon colored lettering. Critic Roberta Smith wrote about Bochner's new work in a 2006 review in the New York Times: "Each painting lists the synonyms of an intensely fraught word whose centrality to human experience has spawned a pungent array of vernacular expressions, vulgarities and epithets. These words - contempt, money, crazy, die, useless - and their iterations progress from conventional to obscene, like a voice rising in an abusive rant."


Easily one of the most important artists of his generation, Bochner's work is included in The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum, The Metropolitan Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Wexner Center for the Arts, MOCA Grand Avenue, and The Tate Gallery.