I have returned from visiting the Agnes Martin exhibition at Tate modern. I loved it. It is the first large-scale retrospective of her work since the early 1990s. The exhibition is displayed over 11 rooms and includes works from her early practice until when she died in 2004. – Trevor Bayly
‘Paint registers less as colour on a canvas than a tone in the air’ … Untitled 1977, by Agnes Martin. Photograph: Agnes Martin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
… and off to Venice on Thursday.
A little titbit from our Trevor Bayly who is currently travelling over in Europe. Hoping to hear more than just teasing.
Agnes Martin, Happy Holiday 1999, Acrylic and graphite on canvas
This is the first retrospective of Martin’s work since 1994. Covering the full breadth of her practice, this extensive exhibition will reveal Martin’s early and little known experiments with different media and trace her development from biomorphic abstraction to the mesmerising grid and striped canvases that became her hallmark.