Yoko Ono: Drawings from Franklin Summer and Blood Objects from Family Album

October 28 — December 12, 1995

Ubu Gallery presented Yoko Ono’s “automatic” drawings from Franklin Summer and the Family Album objects: bronzes of everyday items (e.g. a splintered bat, a mirror, a high-heeled shoe) splattered with blood red pigment. These objects, containing Ono’s metaphoric and poetic response to violence experienced both globally and at a personal level, were contrasted with the spontaneous pleasure and biomorphic references evident in the Franklin Summer drawings. Ono wrote of these works, “The dots accumulated into a mass, and figures emerged from them… It was very much like what one goes through in meditation…” In this group of drawings, she embraced the quiet and poetic sensibility of her earlier works where through directness and simplicity she engages the viewer with her process.

PRESS
The New York Times / Art / December 8, 1995 / Roberta Smith
Sculpture / “Yoko Ono” / March 1996 / Jude Schwendenwien / 1 reproduction
The Village Voice / “Body of Evidence” / November 14, 1995 / Elizabeth Hess / 1 reproduction
Los Angeles Times / Calendar / 1 reproduction
Time Out New York / Critic’s Picks / December 6 – 13, 1995 / Tim Griffin / 1 reproduction
The New Yorker / Talk of the Town / December 4, 1995
The New York Observer / Gallery Watch / November 27, 1995 / Grace Glueck
The New York Observer / Art Diary / November 13, 1995 / Jonathan Napack
New York Magazine / Art Listings / October 30, 1995
International Herald Tribune / People / November 29, 1995
Art & Antiques / Atelier: “Yoko Ono’s Late Summer” / April 1996 / Edward M. Gomez / 6 reproductions
Screw / “Give Piece a Chance” / #1397 / December 11, 1995 / 3 reproductions

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