33 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
56 Rue Chapon
About the Presentation
Zürcher Gallery will present works by Regina Bogat (b. 1928) from 1966-80. Influenced in her early career by Abstract Expressionism, Bogat played an active role in New York’s 10th Street art scene alongside friends including Eva Hesse, Ad Reinhardt, and Mark Rothko. In the 1960s she developed her own unique style of abstraction incorporating unconventional materials, notably wooden relief elements separating planes of color. The use of nylon rope and cord introduced more fluid lines into Bogat’s hard-edged aesthetic. Often mediating between interior and exterior, these 70s works contained references to so-called feminine practices of weaving and sewing as well as strong sexual connotations. Bogat’s 1980 series The Phoenix and the Mountain continued to disrupt the flatness of the canvas with systematic yet playful patterns of painted sticks, producing rhythm, movement, and light. The recurring star motifs in her later works derived from an interest in symbolic geometries such as ancient Mayan hieroglyphics and the Chinese I Ching.
About the Gallery
Zürcher Gallery, New York was founded by Gwenolee and Bernard Zürcher in 2009 as the New York branch of their Paris-based GALERIE ZURCHER, which now partners with different galleries in Europe. Zürcher Gallery is located at 33 Bleecker Street in New York City.
Zürcher Gallery, NY represents the work of Alice ADAMS, Regina BOGAT, Tom DOYLE (1928- 2016), Ted JOANS (1928-2003), Alix LE MELEDER, Kazuko MIYAMOTO, HUANG RUI, and Lynn UMLAUF (1942-2022). Zürcher Gallery's mission is to recontextualize and foster the revision of the work of the above-mentioned historic and contemporary artists by presenting solo shows often accompanied by publications and including their work in curated museum or gallery group shows. Zürcher Gallery's artists work across painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance.
Zürcher Gallery champions female artists as well as creative music (jazz, improvisation, and new music). Zürcher Gallery also represents the visual artwork of three important composers, Bill Dixon (1925-2010), Douglas R. Ewart, and Oliver Lake. Zürcher Gallery hosts an average of three concerts each month in their space and just published The Art of Counterpoint, 8 Musicians Make Art.
Regina Bogat, Cord Painting 141977, Acrylic, cord on canvas, 72 x 60 inches, photography by Adam Reich, courtesy Zürcher Gallery, New York/Paris, Collection of the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Regina Bogat, 1959 © Louis Dienes, courtesy Zürcher Gallery, New York/Paris