By: Sarah Cascone
Sam Gilliam: 1967–1973 at Mnuchin Gallery
Sam Gilliam‘s late 1960s and early 1970s “Beveled-edge” and “Drape” paintings will be the subject of his first New York gallery show in nearly 25 years. These groundbreaking early works, often folded and crumpled while the paint was still wet, stand apart from the typical output of Gilliam’s Color Field contemporaries, utilizing canvases with beveled edges that break the 2-D plane.
45 East 78 Street, November 2–December 16, 2017; opening reception, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.