View Down, Across to the Left and Right
1964
96" x 84"
Painting, Acrylic on shaped canvas
signed and dated verso
View Down Across to the Left and Right structurally resembles 7/8 Hidden in its attempt to relate the predominate forms to the wall space. the relationship of three overlapping volumes in terms of surface and implications in space brings the work, through the deft interplay of angular accents and unequal sections, to the borderline of visually expressive plastic tension and distortion.

Claudine Humblet
the New American Abstraction
1950-1970

About the Artist
(B. 1932)
Charles Hinman, known for his shaped-canvas sculpture, was born in Syracuse, New York on December 29, 1932. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University in 1955, and was a professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves while pursuing his BFA. Hinman first received critical attention in the exhibition 7 New Artists at the Sidney Janis Gallery in May 1964 where he exhibited flat canvases cut at angles and suspended by cords. The other artists in the exhibition were: Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Norman Ives, Robert Slutsky, Robert Whitman, and Arakawa.


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