Louise Neri and Pepi Marchetti Franchi, who co-organized “Pat Steir: Paintings,” explain what makes the artist tick.
Pat Steir is a quintessential artist’s artist. For over fty years, she has been relentless in her experimentation, blending a process-heavy rigor with a sense of spontaneity.
Steir rst emerged on the New York scene in the 1970s with conceptual, often text-based works. By the 1980s she innovated her abstract “Waterfall” paintings, made from a unique process of pouring paint and inspired by Eastern philosophies and the works of John Cage and Merce Cunningham. Over the decades, Steir’s works have become a touchstone for younger generations of artists.