Richard Smith - discussed

Richard Smith's Kite Paintings at Gimpel Fils served as grounds for Sam Cornish and Simon Callery's discussion about painting, image, and viewership.

Here's Sam Cornish
...despite how much they play with the physical conventions of painting, in terms of the stretcher etc., they remained something which to me was like an image. So, what do I mean by that? I mean that they read instantaneously, they read on a flat plane, as a whole thing, and that part of that instantaneousness was the presence of illusion ...
But, Simon Callery didn't see it as an image...
Simon Callery and Sam Cornish discuss Richard Smith's Kite Paintings for Art Critical

Richard Smith, Double Cross (grey) & Double Cross (green) 1977
acrylic, oil and charcoal on canvas, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in / 120 x 120 cm (each)

Richard Smith, The Pod 1976, acrylic on canvas, 63 x 128 in / 160 x 325 cm

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