Alec Nevala-Lee

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Meyer Schapiro

The modern artist…is attracted to those possibilities of form which include a considerable randomness, variability and disorder, whether he finds them in the world or while improvising with his brush, or in looking at spots and marks, or in playing freely with shapes—inverting, adjusting, cutting, varying, reshaping, regrouping, so as to maximize the appearance of randomness. His goal is often an order which retains a decided quality of randomness as far as this is compatible with an ultimate unity of the whole…And he provokes within himself, in his spontaneous motions and play, an automatic production of chance.

Meyer Schapiro, “The Liberating Quality of Avant-Garde Art”

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August 24, 2016 at 7:30 am

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