Currently on view at Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles is “Supports/Surfaces is Alive and Well,” a group exhibition featuring works by Jennifer Boysen and Noam Rappaport in context with pieces from the radical French painting movement Supports/Surfaces. In addition to artists like Louis Cane, Daniel Dezeuze, Noël Dolla, and Claude Viallat, all of whom were directly connected to Supports/Surfaces, the show will present important works by intriguing figures like Jean-Michel Meurice and Pierre Buraglio.
Supports/Surfaces developed away from Paris, in the south of France – the home of Matisse. Early exhibtions took place in towns like Coaraze, Montpellier, Nimes and Nice in the mid-1960s. After the student revolts of 1968, the movement ratcheted up its activities, exploding in such exhibtions as “Supports/Surfaces,” which took place at ARC in Paris in September 1970. These shows occurred at or around the same time as those of other French artist groups like GRAV and BMPT. Like them, Supports/Surfaces questioned the role of painting as both an art object and a social one.
“Supports/Surfaces is Alive and Well” is on view through March 1, 2014.
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