Pat Passlof, Frieze Masters, London

Eric Firestone Gallery during Frieze London is showing Pat Passlof’s paintings in the context of the Frieze Masters section.

The gallery press release offers this:

 In the context of renewed interest in fellow Abstract Expressionist female artists like Elaine de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler, it is meaningful to consider Pat Passlof ’s significant contribution to the artistic genre. A student of Willem de Kooning, she created abstract paintings that responded to memory, experience, and place without narrative descriptors. She used open-ended forms and a variety of painterly marks and tempos. Her work suggests a belief in the manifold possibilities of how paint communicates. Eric Firestone Gallery’s Frieze Masters presentation reflects the gallery’s commitment to revisiting the ever-evolving art historical canon. Paintings by Pat Passlof focuses on work created during the late 1950s and early ‘60s when Passlof lived and worked on East Tenth Street: a highly concentrated “art colony” where painters and sculptors gathered on stoops and operated artist-run spaces to showcase the output of the new generation.

Pat Passlof

Passlof’s work is discussed in the book Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques