In September 2011, Spanierman Modern will hold an exhibition of Abstract Expressionist paintings by Stephen Pace (1918—2010). Included in the exhibition will be Pace’s Untitled (#55-06), a turbulent canvas which exemplifies the artist’s work of the period.
Previously, Stephen Pace’s Untitled (#55-06) was exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art’s Special International Circulating Exhibition “U.S. Representation: Fourth International Art Exhibition, Japan.” Organized by MoMA, the exhibition opened at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo on May 23, 1957, followed by a six month tour of several cities in Japan.
Stephen Pace was selected by Frank O’Hara for inclusion in the exhibition which featured “younger” American artists; other artists included Sam Francis, Alfred Leslie, Raymond Parker, Milton Resnick, Jan Muller, Helen Frankenthaler, Cy Twombly, Joan Mitchell, Mitchael Goldberg, Grace Hartigan, Larry Rivers, Robert Goodnough and Elaine de Kooning.
The exhibition at Spanierman Modern will open September 9, 2011 and remain on view until October 1.