Larry Poons

Traces of remembered landscapes, paeans to Cézanne, the intuited color of Matisse and Bonnard are evoked in the work of Larry Poons, and "ensure a constant shift in the experience of the painting as it oscillates back and forth from the local to the universal."[1] Intensely individual and intimate, each assertive brushstroke becomes a part of the whole – the short and frenetic, the calm bold edge of confidence – an arena of action tamed by the sublime. Robert Pincus-Witten observes in his text for the accompanying catalogue that "…Poons instrumentalizes chance (the very hallmark of Abstract Expressionist painting…)."[2]

Larry Poons was born in 1937 and grew up in New York. In 1955, he attended the New England Conservatory of Music, and two years later transferred to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was given his first one-man exhibition in 1963 at Richard Bellamy’s famed Green Gallery, and in 1965 his work was included in MoMA’s celebrated exhibition, "The Responsive Eye." In 1969, Poons was the youngest artist featured in curator Henry Geldzahler’s landmark survey, "New York Painting and Sculpture, 1940-1970." In 1981 the MFA Boston organized an exhibition of his paintings from the 1970s. The work of Larry Poons is included in major museum and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. He currently lives and works in New York.
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[1] Pincus-Witten, Robert. Larry Poons. New York: Danese and Loretta Howard Gallery, 2013.
[2] Ibid.

Press

Larry Poons - Danese/Corey exhibition catalogue
Larry Poons - Artsy Review
Prolific Poons at Danese Corey by Piri Halasz
Ecstatically Chromatic: Larry Poons & Syd Solomon / Hamptons Art Hub
Larry Poons in Artnews

by Lilly Wei

Larry Poons in Artcritical

by Jill Nathanson

Larry Poons in The New York Times

by Roberta Smith

Larry Poons in Hyperallergic

by Peter Malone

Larry Poons in The New Yorker
Larry Poons - Danese/Corey catalogue 2014

January 10 - February 8, 2014

Larry Poons in The Glass Magazine

by John Cooper

Larry Poons in The New York Times

by Roberta Smith

Larry Poons in The Brooklyn Rail

by Robert C. Morgan

Larry Poons in The Wall St Journal

by Peter Plagens

Larry Poons - Danese catalogue 2013

February 1 - March 2, 2013

Larry Poons in Hopkins Review

by Karen Wilkin

Larry Poons in Art in America

by David Ebony

Larry Poons in Artnews

by Greg Lindquist

Larry Poons in The Hudson Review

by Karen Wilkin

Larry Poons in Modern Painters

by Kris Wilton