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Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Cut in Square

  • Shirley Jaffe
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Current Exhibitions at Tibor de Nagy Gallery


Cut in Square

  • Shirley Jaffe
  • Opens: Jan. 16, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 16, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Radical Solitude

  • Jesse Murry,
  • Opens: Nov. 22, 2019
  • Closes: Jan. 12, 2020
  • Reception: Nov. 24, 2019
  • Hours: 4 - 6pm
  • Admission: free

Provincetown/New York - Work from 80s & 90s

  • Richard Baker,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 06, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Friends and Rentals

  • Ann Toebbe,
  • Opens: Jun. 06, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 27, 2019
  • Reception: Jun. 06, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

100 Works

  • Joe Brainard,
  • Opens: Apr. 20, 2019
  • Closes: May. 26, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 20, 2019
  • Hours: 4 - 6pm
  • Admission: free

Recent Paintings

  • Susan Jane Walp,
  • Opens: Mar. 09, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 14, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 09, 2019
  • Hours: 4 - 6pm
  • Admission: free

Paintings and Woodcuts

  • Neil Welliver,
  • Opens: Jan. 17, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 03, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 17, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Philip - René - Doe, and other Paper Montages, 2016-2018

  • John O’Reilly,
  • Opens: Nov. 29, 2018
  • Closes: Jan. 13, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 29, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Fossar / Waterfalls

  • Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson,
  • Opens: Oct. 18, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 25, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 18, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Collages 2015-2017

  • John Ashbery,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 05, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summertime

  • John Ashbery,
  • Richard Baker,
  • Biala,
  • Nell Blaine,
  • Joe Brainard,
  • Delia Brown,
  • Rudy Burckhardt,
  • Jim Butler,
  • Mary Carlson,
  • Donald Evans,
  • Jane Freilicher,
  • Eliott Green,
  • Hugh Holland,
  • Vera Iliatova,
  • Shirley Jaffe
  • Hildur Jonsson Asgeirsdottir,
  • Medrie MacPhee,
  • Louisa Matthiasdottir,
  • Jen Mazza,
  • Sarah McEneaney,
  • Ryan McGinley,
  • John O'Reilly,
  • Fred Reichman,
  • Larry Rivers,
  • James Romberger,
  • Sandi Slone,
  • Ann Toebbe,
  • Alan Uglow,
  • Susan Jane Walp,
  • Neil Welliver,
  • Trevor Winkfield,
  • Opens: Jun. 21, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 28, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Demoiselles d' Instagram

  • Delia Brown,
  • Opens: May. 10, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2018
  • Reception: May. 10, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Secret Compartments

  • Jess Collins,
  • Opens: Mar. 29, 2018
  • Closes: May. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 29, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Saints, Dancers and Acrobats

  • Trevor Winkfield,
  • Opens: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 25, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Hours: 4 - 6pm
  • Admission: free

Works from the Estate and from the Harvey and Phyllis Lichtenstein Collection

  • Biala,
  • Opens: Jan. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 11, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 4 - 6pm
  • Admission: free

Synaptic Reverb

  • Jim Butler,
  • Opens: Nov. 03, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 03, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Scavenge

  • Medrie MacPhee,
  • Opens: Jun. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 28, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

(RE)APPROPRIATIONS

  • Larry Rivers,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jan 16 - Feb 16, 2020

  • Reception: Jan 16, 6 - 8pm

Where

Tibor de Nagy Gallery

  • 15 Rivington Street, New York NY 10002 Map
  • 212.262.5050

About

Tibor de Nagy is pleased to present Shirley Jaffe Cut in Square, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper. The exhibition gathers a select group of works, from private collections and the artist’s estate, in order to concisely showcase a presentation of the artist working at the height of her powers. It brings together classic examples from four different decades including The Chinese Mountain (pictured above) from 2004-2005 and two paintings Splitting Yellow and Swinging (2) completed the year of her death in 2016, as well as a large-scale drawing from 1996. The show will be the artist’s seventh with the gallery.



Jaffe’s works come out of what she saw day to day in her longtime adopted home of Paris. This vision is translated ultimately into colorful shapes and calligraphic lines, set against generous white grounds. Her process usually entailed many months of struggle, however, once she locked into the composition, the seamless matte surfaces of the paintings show no signs of their evolution. The antecedent and underlying wrestling, while subdued, can still feel evident in that she brings things at odds with each other together. As her friend Linda Nochlin described it: “Discord, dislocation, disjunction, coloristic dissonance - all these terms have been used to define the precise quality of Jaffe’s abstract deviation from the norm, her serious play on the borderline of chaos, her search for formal autonomy.”



Shirley Jaffe was born in New Jersey in 1923 and lived in Paris from 1949 until her death in 2016. In Paris, she established herself among a circle of ex-pat American artists. She exhibited frequently in both Europe and New York starting in the 1960s. She had numerous exhibitions at Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris where she showed alongside James Bishop, Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell, Jean-Paul Riopelle and Kimber Smith. In New York she exhibited at Holly Solomon Gallery in the 1990s and with Tibor de Nagy since 2002. Jaffe was recently included in the group exhibitions The Long Run at The Museum of Modern Art in 2017, curated by Paulina Pobocha and Cara Manes and in the Florence and Daniel Guerlain Donation at the Centre Pompidou in 2013. A solo exhibition, Hommage à Shirley Jaffe was held in 2017 at the FRAC Bretange, Pontivy, France. Jaffe’s work is in the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou, Foundation Cartier, Musée de la Ville de Paris, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York among many others.


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