BERRY CAMPBELL is pleased to announce the exclusive representation of the estate of Charlotte Park (1918–2010), an artist whose important contribution to the Abstract Expressionist movement during its early years has recently been acknowledged. Writing in the New York Times, just before Park died in late 2010, Roberta Smith called Park “a natural painter and a gifted colorist,” whose “ascension into the ranks of widely known Abstract Expressionists” was probably too late for her to witness. Overshadowed by the attention given to the work of her husband, James Brooks, Park kept a low profile over the course of her career, while painting some the strongest and most brilliantly colored canvases of her time. Her art is a strong case against the idea prevalent from the 1950s onward that women were incapable of the muscularity and confidence necessary to be action painters. The representation of Park’s estate adds to Berry Campbell’s leading role as a showcase for the work of established and mid-career artists in the modernist tradition. Other estates and artists represented by the gallery include Edward Avedisian, Walter Darby Bannard, Stanley Boxer, Dan Christensen, Eric Dever, Perle Fine, John Goodyear, Balcomb Greene, Gertrude Greene, Ken Greenleaf, Raymond Hendler, Jodie Manasevit, Jill Nathanson, Stephen Pace, William Perehudoff, Ann Purcell, Syd Solomon, Albert Stadler, Susan Vecsey, James Walsh, and Joyce Weinstein.
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