Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 75 Years of the American Abstract Artists, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

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Werner Drewes, Praying Mantis, 1944 Etching January 22 – March 30, 2011 The American Abstract Artists, formed in 1936, were drawn to Mondrian’s ideal of the “splendor of dynamic structure.” Despite many changes since then, the AAA has continued strong for seventy-five years, a testament to their belief that the abstract impulse can encompass diverse approaches and identities, influenced by surrealism, expressionism, and landscape painting. The historical portion of this exhibition is culled from the […]

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Icons of the Desert Catalogue: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY

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Mick Namararri Tjapaltjarri (Pintupi, ca. 1927–1998) Water Dreaming, late 1972 Synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board 69.53 max. x 56.52 cm September 1 – December 5, 2009 “It is not every day that a new kind of beauty is born,” says Professor Roger Benjamin of the University of Sydney, the exhibition’s guest curator. Such is the achievement of the painters of Papunya, who adapted the rich meaning of their image-making to a new context, […]

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