Gazelli Art House is pleased to present Perle Fine’s iconic Cool Series, shown for the the first time in the UK.
Perle Fine’s ‘Cool Series’ (1961–63) was an evolution of her earlier Abstract Expressionist style. The artist explained that this body of work was a “growth” rather than a “departure” from gestural abstraction into a more reductive, geometric approach to painting. Echoing her own move from bustling Manhattan to a quiet and contemplative East Hampton in the mid 50s; Fine’s ‘Cool Series’ represents what the critic Clement Greenberg described as a “new openness and clarity”. Fine’s soulful and analytical Colour Field series entitled “cool” engages the viewer and provokes a direct emotional and intellectual response teetering on the spiritual. Fine’s investigation of colour ranges from the brooding hues seen in Rothko’s work to the crisp and bright meeting of dual colors which echo the interior/exterior world she experienced in East Hampton.