Homage to Lee Krasner’s “City Verticals”

May 25, 2016Gulf Coast, A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts

Gulf Coast, A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts (vol. 28, issue 1), published by the University of Houston, features Gwenn Thomas and her series of works Abstract 23-27 (1998) inspired by the paintings of Lee Krasner in an article Homage to Lee Krasner's "City… Read More Homage to Lee Krasner’s “City Verticals”

The Silo curated by Raphael Rubinstein - Gwenn Thomas

February 03, 2016artcritical

“If the “Awning” series evokes Color Field Painting (as well as the work of Daniel Buren and aspects of Supports/Surfaces), the central dialogue in most of her black-and-white work is with figures from high modernism: Moholy-Nagy, Mondrian, Brancusi, Man Ray. [T]itles…… Read More The Silo curated by Raphael Rubinstein - Gwenn Thomas

Gwenn Thomas at Art Projects International

October 01, 2015ARTnews

In contrast to her earlier vibrant, pigment-printed collages on canvases, for which she is best known, Gwenn Thomas's new works in this six-piece show were considerably less assuming, yet equally beautiful. Quiet, unadorned photographs, they offered a rare and… Read More Gwenn Thomas at Art Projects International

Gwenn Thomas

September 24, 2015The Silo

At a moment when unpainted paintings seem to be everywhere (to say nothing of abstract photography), Thomas’s work looks incredibly prophetic. Decades before Wade Guyton, Mark Flood and a host of others discovered the artistic potential of the ink-jet printer, Thomas… Read More Gwenn Thomas

Gwenn Thomas at Art Projects International

November 01, 2011ARTnews

The show "Pog-an-ee" consisted of the painting/photograph hybrids that Gwenn Thomas made in the '90s. She would first assemble small colored collages using paper strips, corrugated plastic board, and packing tape, and then photograph them in black and white with an… Read More Gwenn Thomas at Art Projects International

Gwenn Thomas at Art Projects International

August 17, 2011Artforum

The eleven photographic emulsions in Gwenn Thomas’s latest exhibition, “Pog-an-ee,” have such an unassuming wit and elegant presence that one could miss that the series is at once a sharp reflection on the legacy of modernism and a virtuosic performance of some of its… Read More Gwenn Thomas at Art Projects International

The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss - Gwenn Thomas

July 01, 2011Art in America

With an ever-growing number of galleries scattered around New York, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Where to begin? Here at A.i.A., we are always on the hunt for clever, memorable shows that stand out in a crowded field. Every Thursday, we'll post the 10 shows our team… Read More The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss - Gwenn Thomas

Gwenn Thomas at Yvon Lambert

December 01, 2006Art in America

A series of strikingly crisp photographs taken in 1974 by painter and photographer Gwenn Thomas for Avalanche (the short-lived art publication that exemplified the improvisational spirit of the 1970s avant-garde) was the summer offering at Yvon Lambert. Thomas's… Read More Gwenn Thomas at Yvon Lambert

Painters to Watch: Collage Education - Gwenn Thomas

April 03, 2005ARTnews

This artwork, which is called Flag (1993), as well as Thomas's subsequent works, is a clever confluence of painting's diametric modes: abstraction and realism. The shadows in the scans or photos produce trompe l'oeil effects that make viewers consider what it is they… Read More Painters to Watch: Collage Education - Gwenn Thomas

Kismet - Gwenn Thomas

November 01, 2002ARTnews

Gwenn Thomas's neo-retro pastel beauties also shimmered–pigments prints on canvas that pictured strips of ripped photographic paper and cut felt in abstractions paying homage to Lee Krasner's "City Verticals." Thomas however, adds such a preternatural tangibility to… Read More Kismet - Gwenn Thomas

Gwenn Thomas at Art Projects International

October 01, 2002Art in America

For the 18 pieces in the show, including three C-prints of drawings, Thomas uses photography to highlight detail and tonal quality. Read More Gwenn Thomas at Art Projects International

Kismet, The Unexpected Connection - Gwenn Thomas

September 06, 2002The New York Times

…Gwenn Thomas's gridded collages of torn paper and scraps of felt. But her pictures turn out to be photographs of collages printed in slightly dim colors on canvas: virtual collages that wryly comment on Modernism's love affair with raw materials. Read More Kismet, The Unexpected Connection - Gwenn Thomas

Gwenn Thomas

June 01, 2002NY Arts Magazine

The Iris or Pigment prints invite the viewer to travel through a time tunnel of recent technologies. At the end of the tunnel, were light can be expected, Thomas's drawing or collage appear, imbued with the meaning and mystery of the artist's emotional self. Less than… Read More Gwenn Thomas

The Village Voice Review - Gwenn Thomas

March 26, 1996The Village Voice

Her gray-toned geometric abstractions are photos of low-tech collages that have been printed on linen and stretched like paintings, so they seesaw provocatively between mediums, as intelligent as they are entertaining. Read More The Village Voice Review - Gwenn Thomas

Reviews: Gwenn Thomas

February 01, 1995Artforum

By isolating the most basic properties of photography and the behavior of sensitized surfaces–grays and blacks, light and shadow, texture and tone–Thomas' grids provide a remarkable and elegant demonstration of the way the medium of photography shapes the look of… Read More Reviews: Gwenn Thomas

The Village Voice Review - Gwenn Thomas

December 20, 1994The Village Voice

Teetering between severe and decorative, deadpan and parodic, Thomas's mostly gray-toned geometric abstractions also straddle mediums. Photographs of collaged material (paper strips and squares, packing tape) are printed on specially sensitized linen and hung unframed… Read More The Village Voice Review - Gwenn Thomas

Art in Review - Gwenn Thomas

December 16, 1994The New York Times

Photographs of grids made up of squares and strips of cardboard, printed on linen coated with light-sensitive emulsion to produce elegant, silvery works that shimmer on the wall. Read More Art in Review - Gwenn Thomas