The Painterly Ms. M

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The Julie Saul Gallery is now showing its fourth solo exhibition with Maira Kalman (until May 1). Comprised of over fifty gouache paintings created since 2005, mainly on assignment for various magazines and publications, the work encompasses Kalman’s signature subjects: fashion, still lifes (soda bottles, oysters, flowers, crown jewels), great hotel interiors, and portraits of presidents and poets. “Kalman’s style has become more painterly in recent years with the use of broad saturated color field backgrounds,” says Saul. “She has also come to use photographs, both her own and others’, more frequently as the basis for her paintings.”

Julie Saul Gallery535 West 22nd Street, 6th floorNew York, New York 10011212 627-2410

This exhibition coincides with the major survey show of Kalman’s work currently at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia through June 6, 2010. There will also be a signing on April 24th with Kalman and Ingrid Schaffner, Chief Curator at the ICA as well as the editor and main author of the catalog.