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Robert Kushner: Antella Windows and Curtains

Robert Kushner: Antella Windows and Curtains -  - Viewing Room - DC Moore Gallery Viewing Room

Antella Curtain and Window: Trivet, 2023. Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present Robert Kushner: Antella Windows and Curtains, an exhibition of new still life paintings. In April and May of 2023, Robert Kushner visited the Woodman Residency Foundation, the former home and studios of Betty and George Woodman outside of Antella, Italy. Working in George Woodman’s former painting and photography studio, surrounded by olive groves and blue hills, Kushner began the series of paintings on view, completing the works when they were shipped back to his studio in New York. Incorporating still life subjects from the surrounding gardens, fields, and kitchen cabinets, Antella Windows and Curtains explores the relationship between interior and exterior.

Robert Kushner: Antella Windows and Curtains -  - Viewing Room - DC Moore Gallery Viewing Room

Antella Curtain and Window: Compendium, 2023. Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

A long-time friend of Betty and George Woodman, Kushner had visited them at their Tuscan retreat over the years. The home is filled with ceramics formed and glazed by Betty, including everyday objects such as cups, bowls, and vases. Outside, there were blooming flowers and trees in the gardens planted by the two artists. Striped fabric curtains hung in the windows. Gathering these elements together, Kushner created complex harmonies of color and form, later adding Japanese textiles from his New York studio. The works are diaristic, integrating the objects Kushner used daily, the flowers in bloom, and the changing sky and light. 

Robert Kushner: Antella Windows and Curtains -  - Viewing Room - DC Moore Gallery Viewing Room

Antella Curtain and Window: Lemon and Poppies II, 2023.Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

The bright, sun-drenched colors and floral forms are contrasted with the use of white space. The open space of the window and the lines of the curtain are abstracted into blocks of solid color, dividing the background into quadrants. Within these grids, Kushner introduces decorative patterns from textiles, complicating the relationship between flatness and depth. Using simplified, graphic lines and curves, Kushner continues his longstanding exploration of relations between organic and geometric space.

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Antella Curtain and Window: Trivet, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Trivet, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
36 x 48 inches

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Antella Curtains and Windows, Wildflower Bouquet: Wisteria and Tangerine, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 48 x 36 inches

Antella Curtains and Windows, Wildflower Bouquet: Wisteria and Tangerine, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
48 x 36 inches

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Antella Curtain and Window: Lemon and Poppies, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Lemon and Poppies, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
36 x 48 inches

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Antella Curtain and Window: Lemon and Poppies II, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Lemon and Poppies II, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
36 x 48 inches

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Antella Curtain and Window: Three Roses, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 48 x 36 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Three Roses, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
48 x 36 inches

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Antella Curtain and Window: Wildflower Bouquet, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Wildflower Bouquet, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
36 x 48 inches

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Antella Curtain and Window: Iris, 2023  Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 48 x 36 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Iris, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
48 x 36 inches

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Mangoes and Apricots, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 48 x 48 inches

Mangoes and Apricots, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
48 x 48 inches

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Summer Morning, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 48 x 48 inches

Summer Morning, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
48 x 48 inches

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Antella Curtain and Window: Trivet, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Trivet, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
36 x 48 inches

Antella Curtains and Windows, Wildflower Bouquet: Wisteria and Tangerine, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 48 x 36 inches

Antella Curtains and Windows, Wildflower Bouquet: Wisteria and Tangerine, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
48 x 36 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Lemon and Poppies, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Lemon and Poppies, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
36 x 48 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Lemon and Poppies II, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Lemon and Poppies II, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
36 x 48 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Three Roses, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 48 x 36 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Three Roses, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
48 x 36 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Wildflower Bouquet, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 36 x 48 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Wildflower Bouquet, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
36 x 48 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Iris, 2023  Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 48 x 36 inches

Antella Curtain and Window: Iris, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
48 x 36 inches

Mangoes and Apricots, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 48 x 48 inches

Mangoes and Apricots, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
48 x 48 inches

Summer Morning, 2023 Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas 48 x 48 inches

Summer Morning, 2023
Oil, acrylic, conté crayon, and pencil on canvas
48 x 48 inches