Paintings by Jack Youngerman from the past two years will be shown at the Washburn Gallery from April 11 through June 28. Youngerman, now age 87, refers to the works in his forthcoming exhibition as “Triads Tondos Foils.” Painted in oil on Balsa plywood, these works continue Youngerman’s exploration into the possibilities of symmetry revealed through his brilliant, saturated use of color and kaleidoscopic images.
A brochure will be published including ten reproductions and the following quote from Symmetry in Science and Art, 1940 by A.V. Shubnikov and V.A Koptsik:
Symmetry, considered as a law of regular composition of structural objects, is similar to harmony. More precisely, symmetry is one of its components, while the other is dissymmetry. In our opinion the whole esthetics of scientific and artistic creativity lies in the ability to feel this where others fail to perceive it.
In addition to his long history of major exhibitions at the Washburn Gallery in New York, Jack Youngerman’s work will be seen in two exhibitions to open in East Hampton; Jack Youngerman: Black & White Sculpture at LongHouse Reserve from April 20 to October 12 followed by Works on Paper at The Drawing Room, 66 Newtown Lane from May 3 through June 1.