Richard Lytle | Casey Koh
March 17 - April 21, 2018
Opening Reception is Saturday, March 17th, 6-8pm
Painter Richard Lytle was included in the famous “Sixteen Americans” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1959. But unlike his counterparts Frank Stella and Ellsworth Kelly, who favored hard-edged, Minimalist painting, Lytle has continued to draw inspiration from the organic world throughout his career. A graduate of the Cooper Union and the Yale School of Art (where he remained a valued member of the faculty for four decades), Lytle began his career as an assistant to Josef Albers in basic drawing and color instruction. Mastery of color is a hallmark of Lytle’s work, whether in his detailed studies of flora in watercolor and pencil or in his fantastical botanical landscapes, so detailed that they begin to loop back into abstraction.
Casey Koh was born in Korea in 1952 and has been living in New York since 1976. He studied at Korea's prestigious Hong-Ik University, where he majored in graphic arts and design. Koh had gravitated to ceramic sculpture through his focused work in other mediums, including drawing, painting, illustration, graphic and media design. He attended Pratt Insitute and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1985. In the 1990s he continued post-graduate studies at both Parsons School of Design and The School of Visual Arts in New York. Koh continues his practice in New York and frequently travels to Europe and Asia in search of inspiration and stimulation.