Saturday, February 20, 2010

G. O. :

stages of life, 1956
George Ortman
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journey of a young man, 1957
George Ortman
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studio shot-- recent works, 2010
George Ortman
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studio shot, work in progress, 2010
George Ortman
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Michele and I recently visited George Ortman in his New York studio. He showed us his impressive recent and ongoing series of constructions. The pyramidal and other forms are both enclosing and being surrounded by proliferating skeletal or scaffolding-like structures. Lots of ideas are in play, but as far as pyramids are concerned he said he's thinking more about the ones in Mexico.


NYTimes / Roberta Smith review, Ortman's '06 NY show at Mitchell Algus Gallery


Brooklyn Rail / Jim Long review, of '06 Algus Gallery show


George Ortman 2010 interview at Geoform


George Ortman @ Geoform


3 comments:

Chris Ashley said...

I haven't heard this name in a long time. Nice that via this medium we can provide visibility for others.

* said...

I think he should be more visible.

--Ken

david john said...

im new to his work. thank you for the introduction!