Frieze New York - Spotlight section, Booth B45
The 2015 edition of Frieze New York will introduce Spotlight, a section for solo artist presentations of work made in the 20th Century, with a special focus on work made after 1960.
The Gallery will be opened on Friday May 15, between 10am and 12pm for the Frieze VIP Programme Event ’Lower East Side and SoHo morning’.
Regina Bogat was born 1928 in Brooklyn, New York.
Influenced early on by the theory of the Aesthetic Realism, during the 1960’s Bogat leaves the group to regain her independence and continued developing her own, unique style of hard edge abstraction. From 1962 to 1981 Regina worked in a close, synergistic relationship with Alfred Jensen, who she married in 1963. She played an active part in New York art scene of the 1960’s, frequenting 10th Street openings and the famous Cedar Bar with her close friends : Elaine de Kooning, Eva Hesse, Donald Judd, Sam Francis, Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko.
With Jensen she shared an interest in symbolic geometries like Pythagoras’ treatises on the laws of numbers, Mayan hieroglyphics, and the I Ching, a treatise on Chinese Cosmology representing a world in constant change based on the principle of duality and polarity. These principles come into works created by both Jensen and Bogat in their use of black and white mosaic, colored forms mirroring one another, positives and negatives, opposite colors and geometrical structures. With Eva Hesse, Bogat shared her inventiveness in using unconventional materials, working with segments of wood, dowels and other untraditional materials in her paintings and objects.
Regina Bogat’s approach is concrete and abstract. She took the step of « materializing » separations between colored planes, by placing them in relief, using segments of wood. In 1967, with her painting Aster, Bogat began to utilize the star motif, which reappears in her later works. Her work has undergone profound changes since the 1960’s and she continues to work and evolve today.
Zürcher Gallery was among the 5 shortlisted galleries highly commended on their presentations for the Pommery Stand Prize at Frieze New York (including : Instituto de Vision ; Rampa ; Real Fine Arts and Temnikova & Kasela).
The 2015 jurors were Carlos Basualdo (The Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum), Ruba Katrib (Curator, Sculpture Center) and Hamza Walker (co-curator, Made in L.A. 2016).