Rince Lòeil, 1986, acrylic and steel fillings on canvas, 94 x 94 cm

Harvey Quaytman

Harvey Quaytman was born in 1937 in Far Rockaway, NY, where he died in 2002. He lived and worked in New York City throughout his life, maintaining a studio on the Bowery. After his first solo exhibition in London in 1962, he had more than sixty solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Australia as well as group exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide, including the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (1967); the Jewish Museum, New York (1970); Art Institute of Chicago (1971/1972); Grand Palais, Paris (1980); Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki (1987); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1987) and PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (1999). In 2018 the Berkeley Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) organized the first retrospective exhibition of his work. His works are represented in public and private collections worldwide, including MoMA, New York; Tate Gallery, London; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; Malmö Konsthall; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge; and Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.
Among the honours Quaytman received are two Guggenheim fellowships (1979 and 1985), and an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1997). This is Harvey Quaytman’s sixth solo exhibition at Galerie Nordenhake, after showing at the gallery during his lifetime in 1981, 1986, 1987, 1990 and 1996.

Scorch, 1987/88, acrylic and ground glass on canvas, 94.5 x 94.5 cm

Untitled, 1978, charcoal and gouache on paper, 103 x 73 cm

Time Square, 1987, acrylic and ground glass on canvas, 71 x 71 cm

For Kenneth Martin, 1989, acrylic and ground glass on canvas, 96.5 x 96.5 cm

Gamboge Hart, 1980, acrylic and acrylic varnish on canvas, 91 x 76 cm

What if?, 1987, acrylic and rust on canvas, 71 x 71 cm

The Fire This Time, 1986, acrylic and steel on canvas, 73 x 73 cm

Ardesian Well, 1988, acrylic on canvas, 96.5 x 96.5 cm