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Jennie Kiessling

Sunday, June 30, 3 p.m.

Jennie Kiessling: Agnes Martin, Ad Reinhardt, and a Buddhist View

In Agnes Martin’s 1976 Artnews interview with John Gruen, she confidently asserts that “the image comes into your mind after what it is.” This notable but cryptic quote of Martin’s can be a window to understanding and to uncovering new questions surrounding her relationship to the work of Ad Reinhardt and Buddhist scholar D.T. Suzuki. Through our discussion, we’ll look at similar threads of thought in their written and visual work.

As with all our events, this one’s free, but please RSVP to ann@thewrightcontemporary.com so we can get a head count.


Complementing our exhibitions is a roster of lectures and programs. These have included a reading and slide lecture by Gwen Chanzit, curator of the groundbreaking exhibition “Women of Abstract Expressionism” at the Denver Art Museum; an overview of artists estate management by Jason Andres, who is in charge of  overseeing the legacies of Jack Tworkov, Elizabeth Murray, and Mimi Chen Ting, among others; a screening of Agnes Martin: Before the Grid; a panel of art dealers from Santa Fe and Taos; and an “Evening with Larry Bell,” focusing on the six-decade career of this pioneer of the California Light and Space movement (see Archived Events on the man menu).  There will be films and documentaries throughout the year, along with live events. All free, but we do ask that you rsvp to get a head count. Sign up for the newsletter on the Contact page to stay in touch with all that’s happening at the Wright.