New York Times Reviews Betty Parsons Exhibition

Betty Parsons - Journey, 1975

Betty Parsons, "Journey," 1975, acrylic on canvas, 67-1/2 x 53-3/4 in.

Today’s New York Times (Friday, March 12, 2010) includes a review of JOURNEYS: The Art of Betty Parsons, on view at Spanierman Modern. Written by Roberta Smith, it captures the spirit of Parsons’s art and highlights her often overlooked paintings and their place in the history of postwar American art. Well deserved!

New York Times

March 12, 2010
Art in Review

‘JOURNEYS’
‘The Art of Betty Parsons’
Spanierman Modern
53 East 58th Street
Manhattan
Through March 20

Betty Parsons (1900-1982) has a place in the history of postwar American painting as a facilitator. She opened her gallery in 1946 and within a few years had ushered or helped usher into public view the paintings of Ad Reinhardt, Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman and Richard Pousette-Dart. She would later show Ellsworth Kelly, Jack Youngerman, Paul Feeley, Agnes Martin and Richard Tuttle.  Continue reading