Since his first one-man show at Betty Parsons Gallery in 1965, Richard
Tuttle has carved a unique niche in the contemporary art world. Tuttle's
work focuses on process and on forms, often using the simplest of materials,
and often at a small scale, to explore the nature of composition, balance,
dimension, and space.
The work of Richard Tuttle takes on many forms. Throughout his career
the artist has created sculptures, drawings, prints, installations, artist's
books, and very often a hybrid of several of these forms. While retaining
a minimalist sensibility, Richard Tuttle has made use of a wide range
of materials, including metal wire, dyed canvas, plywood, galvanized metal,
paper, styrofoam, bubblewrap, plastic, glass, feathers, cardboard, tin
cans, lightbulbs, ceramic, and masking tape.
Brooke Alexander began collaborating with Richard Tuttle in 1973 when
they published In Praise of Economic Determinism, one of Tuttle's
earliest editioned prints, and a prime example of his "frameless"
aesthetic. Brooke Alexander and Richard Tuttle have continued this collaboration
over the years, most recently with Fluidity of Projection (2008).
Selected Richard Tuttle exhibitions at Brooke
Portraits & Portfolios, January - March 2008
Abstraction, October - December 2006
Mediated Gesture, March - May 2006
Raetz / Richard Tuttle, November - December 2004
February - May 2002
Dorner / Richard Tuttle / Franz West,
September - October 2001
Richard Tuttle: Prints, February - March 1997
Tuttle: Prints and Related Works, March - April 1994
Richard Tuttle: 70's Drawings, January - February 1990