Installation views from Robert Gordy: Selections from the Estate of Robert Gordy Benefiting the New Orleans Museum of Art, May 2013 Exhibition at Arthur Roger@434.
Robert Gordy is considered one of the most original and creative Southern painters of the twentieth century. His unfortunate death from AIDS in 1986 at the age of 52 was an enormous loss. The paintings in this exhibition, on both canvas and paper, date from between 1954 and 1981. Many of the works contain the artist’s clean-edged and stylized forms, melodic patterns and flawless color harmonies so characteristic of his work prior to 1982.