New Solo Exhibitions by Octogenarian Artists Thomas Bayrle and Mary Obering
Age is a state of mind. Turning 80 this year is clearly not a deterrent for Thomas Bayrle or Mary Obering, two artists who are having exhibitions. “If It’s Too Long—Make It Longer” at Vienna’s Österreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst/Gegenwartskunst, aka the MAK, through April 2, gathers Bayrle’s graphic works in various media. A cardboard relief, for example, features a roadway twisted into a dollar sign, with dozens of miniature plastic cars zipping along. Opening at the New York gallery Marisa Newman Projects on November 16, “Selected Works 19831987” focuses on Obering’s luminous abstracts, which revive the age-old method of egg tempera and gesso on panels with gold leaf, as seen in a bull’s-eye composition and several works photographed in her SoHo apartment.
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