Charles Biederman on view at Menconi + Schoelkopf
October 13 - November 6, 2015
October is Biederman month at Menconi + Schoelkopf. From October 13-November 6th, Menconi + Schoelkopf will present a selection of Biederman’s finest work in many media. There will be a sampling of his studies on paper for both his paintings and constructions of the mid 1930s. Some of these studies were realized in large-scale canvases—several of which will be on view—while others found expression in three-dimensional sculptures and low-relief wall hangings. Biederman gave up painting in 1937 in favor of his deepening interest in reliefs, and several examples of these works, which would occupy his attention for the next fifty years, will be on view as well. The show’s centerpiece may be a unique sculpture in the round completed in the early 1940s. Its high-design joining of plexiglas and brass echoes de Stijl and the Bauhaus while signaling new directions in abstraction both for the artist and American art in the post-war era. This and thirty other works by Biederman will be illustrated in an upcoming catalogue with critical essay by noted Biederman scholar Susan C. Larsen.