With her first show at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, LA, running until 3 November, the artist discusses 50 years of pursuing geometric abstraction
‘I was always interested in art and always considered myself a painter’ says the New York-based, Louisiana-born Mary Obering. ‘I had really commited myself to being a full-time artist and the obvious place to go was New York.’ In 1971, at the encouragemment of Carl Andre, whom she met in Italy, Obering moved to a Soho loft: ‘10,000 dollars for 5,000 square-feet.’ She has lived there ever since.
In this specially commissioned film to mark her first gallery exhibition at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, featuring works from her early days in 1970s New York, the artist discusses her career, the changing nature of Soho and her love of gold leaf and Italian art.
Mary Obering’s solo exhibition of paintings, runs at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, LA, until 3 November 2018. See its website for more details here.
A Frieze Studios Production; all images: © Mary Obering