Exhibition

New Work

Richard Aldrich

November 18, 2011–April 3, 2012

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The latest installation in our New Work series brings together an array of paintings by New York-based artist Richard Aldrich. Aldrich revels in the possibilities of painting, using its fundamental elements — canvas, stretcher bars, and paint — to interrogate and celebrate the intellectual and sensual conundrums of the medium. Deeply aware of the historical precedents of abstract painting, Aldrich continues to reinvent painting as a vital medium for contemporary art.

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The New Work series is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is generously supported by Collectors Forum, the founding patron of the series. Major funding is also provided by Robin Wright and Ian Reeves.


Richard Aldrich, Untitled, 2008; private collection, New York; © Richard Aldrich

Richard Aldrich, Reality Painting #1 (my apartment), 2009; Ovitz Family Collection; © Richard Aldrich

Richard Aldrich, Untitled, 2011; collection of JK Brown and Eric Diefenbach; © Richard Aldrich

Richard Aldrich, Untitled, 2010; courtesy Bortolami Gallery; © Richard Aldrich

New Work: Richard Aldrich (installation view, SFMOMA), 2011

New Work: Richard Aldrich (installation view, SFMOMA), 2011

New Work: Richard Aldrich (installation view, SFMOMA), 2011

New Work: Richard Aldrich (installation view, SFMOMA), 2011

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