“Park Place Gallery: Founders and Friends, Then and Now”
Featuring: Dean Fleming, Linda Fleming, Patsy Krebs, Ronnie Landfield, Ed Ruda, Robert Swain, Leo Valledor, Neil Williams and Mario Yrisarry
February 3 - March 31, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday February 3, 2017 5:00 - 7:00 PM

“Park Place Gallery_ Founders and Friends_ Then an

The Park Place Gallery, initially located at 79 Park Place in lower Manhattan, became an important artist collective and exhibition venue for experimental art in New York in the 1960s. The founding members, many transplants from the West Coast, were comprised of five painters: Dean Fleming, Tamara Melcher, David Novros, Edwin Ruda, Leo Valledor and five sculptors: Mark de Suvero, Peter Forakis, Robert Grosvenor, Anthony Magar and Forrest Myers. The gallery director was Paul Cooper.

Working in diverse materials and approaches, the group formed in 1962 to explore their mutual interest in literal and illusory space, music and social concerns. The founders invited their friends and younger artists to exhibit at Park Place Gallery where together they explored cutting edge and experimental art that included geometric abstraction, Op Art, shaped canvases, minimalism and large-scale sculpture. Their friends and guest exhibitors included many notable and important artists, including Sol LeWitt, Al Held, Brice Marden, Carl Andre, Eva Hesse, Peter Reginato and Joan Jonas among others. The gallery moved in 1965 to West Broadway in SoHo where it remained until 1967.

David Richard Gallery is pleased to present “Park Place gallery: Founders and Friends, Then and Now”. The focus of the exhibition will be on paintings and drawings from the 1960s as well as later career works from founding members Dean Fleming, Edwin Ruda and Leo Valledor along with several of their friends and quest exhibitors at Park Place: Linda Fleming, Patsy Krebs, Ronnie Landsfield, Robert Swain, Neil Williams and Mario Yrisarry. The exhibition will be presented February 3 through March 25, 2017, with an opening reception and several of the artists present on Friday, February 3 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. There will be a gallery talk with artist Patsy Krebs and curator David Eichholtz on Saturday, February 4 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. David Richard Gallery is located at 1570 Pacheco Street, Suite A1, Santa Fe, NM 87505, P: 505-983-9555.

The members of the Park Place Group and Gallery have been the subject of several important museum exhibitions that explored their contributions and importance in the then burgeoning, cutting edge art scene in Lower Manhattan during the 1960s. Curated by Linda Dalrymple Henderson, the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, presented “Reimagining Space: The Park Place Gallery Group in 1960s New York” from September 28, 2008 to January 18, 2009. Currently, on view through April 1, 2017 at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery is the exhibition, “Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965”, curated by Melissa Rachleff. This presentation includes several artworks by Park Place Gallery founding members Dean Fleming, Edwin Ruda and Leo Valledor.

 

 

 

Dean Fleming
Untitled
1964
32 x 32 inches
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Papados_ Greece Dean Fleming
Papados, Greece
Acrylic on canvas
1964
82 x 82 inches
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1967-4 Linda Fleming
1967-4
Gouache and pencil on paper
1967
9 x 12 inches
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1969-11 Linda Fleming
1969-11
Gouache and pencil on paper
1969
8.5 x 11 inches
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1968-10 Linda Fleming
1968-10
Gouache and pencil on paper
1968
8.5 x 11 inches
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1967-6 Linda Fleming
1967-6
Gouache and pencil on paper
1967
8.5 x 11 inches
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1968-2 Linda Fleming
1968-2
Gouache and pencil on paper
1968
5.75 x 8.5 inches
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1968-7 Linda Fleming
1968-7
Gouache and pencil on paper
1968
8.5 x 8 inches
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1969-1 Linda Fleming
1969-1
Gouache and pencil on paper
1969
7.375 x 7.375 inches
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1969-4 Linda Fleming
1969-4
Pencil on paper
1969
11 x 8.5 inches
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Streak Linda Fleming
Streak
Powder coated steel
2016
66 x 49 x 2 inches
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1968-6 Linda Fleming
1968-6
Gouache and pencil on paper
1968
8.5 x 8 inches
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Patsy Krebs
The Water District - Grey
Acrylic on panel
2013
36 x 22 inches
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Patsy Krebs
Untitled
Ink on board
1967
12 x 12 inches
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Patsy Krebs
The Water District - Red
Acrylic on panel
2013
36 x 22 inches
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Patsy Krebs
Untitled
Gouache on paper
1966
12 x 12 inches
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Untitled (Trapezoid) Patsy Krebs
Untitled (Trapezoid)
Gouache on paper
1969
8.625 x 10.375 inches
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Untitled (Trapezoid) Patsy Krebs
Untitled (Trapezoid)
Gouache on paper
1969
8.625 x 10.375 inches
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Untitled Patsy Krebs
Untitled
Ink on board
1966
9.625 x 9.625 inches
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Untitled Patsy Krebs
Untitled
Gouache on paper
1966
9.125 x 9 inches
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Tunisia Patsy Krebs
Tunisia
Gouache on paper
1966
7.75 x 7.75 inches
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Papados Patsy Krebs
Papados
Gouache on paper
1965
8.875 x 8.375 inches
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Patsy Krebs
Interlocking (Black/Brown)
Acrylic on canvas
1992
28 x 36 inches
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Interlocking (Black_White_Grey) Patsy Krebs
Interlocking (Black/White/Grey)
Acrylic on canvas
1991
12 x 16 inches
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Interlocking (Red_Black_Ivory) Patsy Krebs
Interlocking (Red/Black/Ivory)
Acrylic on canvas
1992
36 x 28 inches
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Irresistible Force Ronnie Landfield
Irresistible Force
Acrylic on canvas
1999
57 x 58 inches
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Metro 1 Ed Ruda
Metro 1
Acrylic on canvas
1967
62.5 x 72 inches
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Metro II Ed Ruda
Metro II
Acrylic on canvas
1968
62.5 x 72 inches
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Untitled 5x5-1x23 Robert Swain
Untitled 5x5-1x23
Acrylic on canvas
2015
60 x 60 inches
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Untitled 7x7 - 3x15F Robert Swain
Untitled 7x7 - 3x15F
Acrylic on canvas
2015
84 x 84 inches
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Untitled 6x6 - 9x29 Robert Swain
Untitled 6x6 - 9x29
Acrylic on canvas
2016
72 x 72 inches
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Untitled _6x7-01_ Robert Swain
Untitled, 6x7-01
Acrylic on canvas
1989
72 x 84 inches
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Untitled _Study for 6 x 7–09_ Robert Swain
Untitled Study for 6 x 7–09
Acrylic on masonite
1993
43 x 47 inches
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Untitled _Study for 6 x 7–15_ Robert Swain
Untitled Study for 6 x 7–15'
Acrylic on masonite
1993
42 x 46 inches
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Fancy Dance Leo Valledor
Fancy Dance
Acrylic and oil on canvas
1981
36 x 48 inches
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Zam Leo Valledor
Zam
Acrylic on canvas
1984
66 x 120 x 2 inches
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Together Leo Valledor
Together
Oil on canvas
1968
48 x 68 inches
 
Source Leo Valledor
Source
Acrylic and oil on canvas
1969-70
60 inches
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Go Kart Neil Williams
Go Kart
Oil on canvas
1963
25 x 25 inches
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Untitled Neil Williams
Untitled
Oil on canvas
1963
25 x 25 inches
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Keil Neil Williams
Keil
Oil on canvas
1965
38 x 48 inches
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Septenary Yellow Mario Yrisarry
Septenary Yellow
Acrylic on canvas
1974
66 x 66 inches
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Omega Mario Yrisarry
Omega
Acrylic on canvas
1964
73 1/2 x 68 inches
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Viva Vida Mario Yrisarry
Viva Vida
Acrylic on linen
1972
72 x 72 inches
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Summer Mario Yrisarry
Summer
Acrylic on canvas
1965
77 x 68 inches
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