Gemini G.E.L. hosted an opening art arty for Ellsworth Kelly at Gemini: An Exploration of Color on Saturday, July 15, 2023. However, not to worry if you missed the event, as the exhibition runs through September 15, 2023.
Gemini G.E.L. Ellsworth Kelly
This exhibition celebrates the centennial of Ellsworth Kelly, acclaimed painter, sculptor and masterful printmaker. Kelly began collaborating with Gemini in 1970. In 44 years he created over 300 prints as well as editioned sculptures with Gemini. Through his work, Kelly taught his audience how how to really look, to see things in daily existence that are often overlooked or unobserved. He enabled his audience to view the shapes and colors of natural and manmade things that are a part of everyday life.
Kelly was a committed printmaker, in part because printmaking often gave Kelly permission to explore aspects of his creativity with considerably different approaches than in his paintings and sculptures. In his prints, Kelly publicly shared his interest in portraiture as well as gesture, all the while dedicated to his career-long emphasis on the marriage between pure form and color.
Ellsworth Kelly at Gemini: An Exploration of Color examines the subtlety with which Kelly used his Gemini collaborations to explore single-color variations.
In further celebration of the artist’s centennial and Gemini’s many years of artistic collaboration with Kelly, Gemini G.E.L. is announcing donations of examples of Kelly’s prints to six Los Angeles-area museums: MoCA, LACMA, Grunwald-Hammer, Getty Research Institute, The Broad and the Norton Simon Museum.
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On view: July 15, 2023 – September 15, 2023
What: Ellsworth Kelly: An Exploration of Color.
Where: Gemini G.E.L., 8365 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, California 90069
When: Running thru September 15, 2023