Important Works on Paper

June 25 – August 28, 2015

Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art is pleased to present Important Works on Paper, featuring notable examples of Abstraction, Minimalism, Pop, and Photorealism.

The exhibition covers a vast array of expression upon one of the most essential, raw mediums: paper. This unforgiving surface honestly reveals the artist’s expertise in a unique way.

Important Works on Paper offers a variety of visual language including Wayne Thiebaud’s iconic and dramatic landscapes, Sam Francis‘ vibrant explosions of color, Ralph Goings‘ expertly painted reflections of light, and Jean Dubuffet‘s rudimentary yet striking figuration.

The exhibition is comprised of paintings, drawings, monotypes, and editioned works. A wide range of mediums is featured including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, glitter, charcoal, colored pencil, graphite, and collage.

On view are works by Wayne ThiebaudSam Francis, Jim DineRobert Motherwell, Roy LichtensteinJohn Cage, Sam Messenger, Jean Dubuffet, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Paul JenkinsRalph GoingsRobert Bechtle, John Salt, Charles BellRandy DudleyElizabeth Patterson, and John Baeder.

Important Works on Paper will be on exhibit through August 28, 2015.

On the homepage: Wayne Thiebaud – Drawing of San FranciscoDavid Hockney – Road to Palm SpringsJean Dubuffet – Vache aux Deux Arbres, and Sam Francis – Untitled (SF63-006).

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David Hockney – Road to Palm Springs

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Jim Dine – Tricky Teeth

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From Left to Right:

Ralph Goings – Blueberry Pie

Jean Dubuffet – Vache aux deux Arbres

Ralph Goings – Napkin Box and Creamer

Wayne Thiebaud – Mountain Cloud

Sam Francis – Untitled (SF63-006)

Robert Bechtle – 19th and Pennsylvania

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Charles Bell – Tinker Toys and Clown

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Roy Lichtenstein – View from the Window

Lichtenstein View from Window and Sam Messenger Veil from Ketos

Roy Lichtenstein next to Sam Messenger’s View from Ketos

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Jim Dine – Hope

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Howard Hodgkin – La Plume de ma Tante

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Sam Francis – Untitled (SFM78-171; SFM78-050)

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Sam Francis – Untitled (SFM81-144)

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John Cage – (R3) (Where R=Ryoanji); R3 (Where R=Ryoanji)

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Randy Dudley – Desert Tramline

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Sam Francis – Untitled (SF74-860; SF76-1105A)

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Elizabeth Patterson – Sepulveda Blvd., 5pm

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Sam Messenger – Veil From Ketos

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Robert Motherwell – Untitled (Phoenician Red) (M-76-2821)

John Baeder Installed

John Baeder – Shofar

John Baeder – Jim’s Diner

CLOSEUP FEATURES

Abstraction of John Cage, Robert Motherwell, and Sam Messenger [July 16, 2015]

Jean Dubuffet – Vache aux Deux Arbres [July 30, 2015]

Wayne Thiebaud – Mountain Clouds [August 3, 2015]

David Hockney – Road to Palm Springs [August 4, 2014]