This exhibition of late paintings by Agnes Martin (1912-2004), one of America's foremost abstract painters, forms part of ARTIST ROOMS, the new collection of modern and contemporary art donated by Anthony d'Offay jointly to National Galleries of Scotland and Tate in 2008. This display features a selection of her work from ARTIST ROOMS and is also complemented by works lent by a private collection, a rare opportunity to experience at first hand the ethereal beauty of Martin's minimalist painting.
Dating from between 1994 and 2003, the paintings presented at the Gallery of Modern Art, highlight the scope of Martin's late practice, particularly her tactile handling of paint and use of a broader range of hues in her palette.
In the late 1990s after a long period of leaving her works untitled, Martin reintroduced titles into her work to evoke states of euphoria and memories of past happiness, such as the two paintings Happy Holiday (1999) and Faraway Love (1999) which will be on show as part of the display.
The Agnes Martin exhibition forms part of the ARTIST ROOMS collection.
Image: Agnes Martin, Happy Holiday (1999)
© 2009 Agnes Martin / DACS