1. I first met Harry Roseman and Cathy Murphy at a Whitney Biennal Exhibition in 1972. I believe Cathy and I were included in this show. Then the years went by and we moved from the Catskills to the Hudson Valley. Harry invited me to speak to his students at Vassar College in 1986. After this talk our friendship developed and we would get together for dinners and talk regularly on the telephone. From that time on until this one we have continued our friendship and shared a genuine interest in each other’s lives.
2. Sylvia Plimack Mangold was born in NYC in 1938. She graduated from Cooper Union and Yale University. Her artwork was first exhibited in group shows including Realism Now curated by Linda Nochlin for Vassar College Art Gallery in 1968 and Direct Representation: an Exhibition of Five New Realist Artists Selected by Scott Burton at Fischbach Gallery in 1969. In 1974 she had her first one-person exhibition, received an NEA Fellowship, and began a ten-year position as painting instructor at the School of Visual Arts. Since then, her work has been the subject of more than thirty solo exhibitions including the 1992 survey of her drawings and prints organized by Hilarie Faberman and Ellen D’Oench and a four-venue painting survey curated by Cheryl Brutvan for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1994–1996). Many of Plimack Mangold’s most significant paintings are included in permanent museum collections including the MFA, Boston; Brooklyn Museum; Dallas Museum of Art; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; MFA, Houston; Walker Art Center; and Whitney Museum of American Art. Her work is currently on view in WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, curated by Connie Butler for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Plimack Mangold is represented by Alexander and Bonin, New York and Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zürich, both of which will show new paintings and watercolors in fall 2007. In February 2008, a selection of paintings will be featured in Solitaire: Three Painters organized by Helen Molesworth for the Wexner Center.
—– May 2007