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Closing Reception, “The Thunder Hurried Slow: Emily Mason Paintings, 1968-1979”

Image of an abstract oil painting with a large, semi-transparent rectangular forms in the center over a light-green background: red in the center, orange on the right, and blue on the left. An oblong yellow shapes overlaps the blue on the left.
Emily Mason, “Paper of Pins,” 1974, oil on canvas, 52 ¼ x 44 ¼ in., photography by Dan Bradica, New York, NY © 2024 Emily Mason | Alice Trumbull Mason Foundation/ARS.

Mason was named for a great American poet, and she named many of her paintings for this poet’s phrases, so here’s the inescapable analogy: if Pollock was the rollicking Walt Whitman of American abstract art, she was its Emily Dickinson.”

—Jackson Arn, “No One Painted Color Like Emily Mason,” The New Yorker, January 17, 2024

Miles McEnery Gallery
525 West 22nd Street
New York, NY, 10011

Please join us on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Miles McEnery Gallery for the closing reception of The Thunder Hurried Slow: Emily Mason Paintings, 1968-1979:

  • 3PM-6PM: Gallery closing with refreshments
  • 3:30PM: Curatorial walk-through with Dr. Barbara Stehle
  • 4:30PM: Musical/sound performance by Cimiotti

About Dr. Barbara Stehle:
Barbara Stehle received her PhD from the Sorbonne with highest honors and congratulations of the jury. She studied with Serge Lemoine, then Director of the Musée d’Orsay and Hans Belting, the famous German Art Historian who convinced her to follow his example and be a pluralist. Before moving to the United States, Stehle worked at the Pompidou Center in Paris, France. She has taught at NYU, Columbia University, and RISD. Stehle is also the founder of Art Intelligentsia. 

About Cimiotti:
Cimiotti is the experimental music project of Paul Collins, a musician and label owner based in Queens, New York. Collins played as a multi-instrumentalist in the band Beirut (4AD) for 13 years, touring internationally and earning critical acclaim. Collins has also toured with The Antlers and served as a musical director for the great outsider artist Daniel Johnston. In 2014, he founded Cimiotti Recordings, a record label that has served as a space for his own releases and releases by artists such as Raven Chacon, Heather Trost, and James Corrigan. Cimiotti’s most recent release, The Sitter, is two long-form guitar drones recorded at the artist’s home and Mastered by Jeremy Barnes.

For more information, please visit: Miles McEnery Gallery.