September 16, 2013 @ AmyNyc
Gene Davis (1920-1985) is associated with the Washington Color School, established in Washington D.C. in the late 1950’s through the 1960’s along with Kenneth Noland and Morris Louis. Part of the larger color field movement, the artists of the Washington Color School were identified in an exhibition entitled “Washington Color Painters”, shown at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art in 1965. Known for minimal, orderly and colorful paintings using stripes, washes and single fields of colors, the group was largely dedicated to the formal use of color. The stripe was to Gene Davis as the cruciform was to Reinhardt and for four decades it was a continuing source of invention in his painting.