Agnes Martin: To the Islands: Paintings 1974-79
December 2, 2005 - June 26, 2006
In 1974, after a hiatus of some six years and a retrospective of her work covering the decade 1957-67, Agnes Martin resumed painting. The works of the later seventies explore unprecedented avenues within her abiding aesthetic, culminating in 1979 in a suite of twelve subtly interrelated paintings, The Islands. This is the latest phase in Dia’s multi-part retrospective of Martin’s work.
"This volume is an irresistible summons to readers to turn their backs on the world, and follow the artist into her work."-Nancy Campbell, Times Literary Supplement