Myron Stout (1910–1987)

An exhibition of Myron Stout's works, held in conjunction with Richard Bellamy Gallery. 

October 11 – November 10, 1990


Kent Fine Art is pleased to present a retrospective of works by MYRON STOUT (1910-1987). Kent's show, along with the concurrent exhibition at Flynn Gallery, comprises the first one-person exhibition of Stout since the 1980 show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The two-gallery retrospective has been organized in cooperation with Oil & Steel Gallery.

The Exhibition, the most comprehensive of the artist to date, include 69 works from 1948 to 1980 from the Estate of Myron Stout and from major museum and private collections. For the first time, once can see in-depth several significant bodies of work that shed new light on the development and progression of Stout's entire oeuvre. In addition to the black and white abstract paintings, charcoals, and graphites for which he is best known, we are presenting 16 paintings from Stout's first mature period from 1950-51, 5 paintings from 1952-53, and 18 conte landscapes.

Henry Geldzahler has written: The power of his paintings lies in their hovering quality of irresolution (without exactly fixed boundaries) within resolution, their power first to disturb and then to soar and to remain aloft in our imagination. Their staying power, once grasped, is their most remarkable quality.

Born in 1908 in Denton, Texas, Stout had his first one-man show in April 1954 at the Stable Gallery, New York, which was comprised of charcoal drawings. His second (and last) such exhibition was at the Hansa Gallery, New York in 1957, which focused on the new black and white works.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a 64-page color catalogue with an introduction by Henry Geldzahler and a complete exhibition chronology and bibliography.