(New York, NY) – April 17, 2019 – Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art will present a solo exhibition of six works by artist Kenneth V. Young (1933-2017) at TEFAF New York Spring at stand 366. TEFAF is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading fairs of fine art, antiques, and design. The TEFAF New York Spring fair, focused on twentieth century art and design, takes place in the historic Park Avenue Armory on May 3-7, 2019.
Kenneth V. Young’s paintings on view, rendered in brilliant acrylic washes of color, will include Spring Joy (1972), and others completed from 1968-1972. Young, a pivotal force in African American abstraction and color field painting, studied physics and the natural sciences and sought to bring order out of chaos with his art. He was an artist, teacher and museum professional whose work is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s permanent collection. His work has been shown in numerous museums, including the National Gallery of Art. A retrospective of his work, curated by Dexter Wimberly, entitled Kenneth Victor Young: Continuum will be on view through May 26th at American University in Washington, DC. A catalog is available.
“We’re extremely excited to be showcasing Kenneth V. Young at TEFAF New York Spring,” said Stacie Khandros, Director. “The sumptuous richness of Young’s palette will be striking against the glorious backdrop of the Park Avenue Armory. We feel strongly that this debut at TEFAF will tremendously expand interest in the late artist and look forward to raising institutional acquisitions of Young’s work.”
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art was founded in New York in 1985 and specializes in Modern, Post-War and Contemporary masters.