Rosamond Berg, Norman Bluhm, Ralph de Burgos, Lynne Drexler, Robert Engman, Gabriele Evertz, Raymond Jonson, Paul Jenkins, Ida Kohlmeyer, Seymour Lipton, Hayward Oubre, Ray Parker, Paul Resika, Jay Rosenblum, Sewell Sillman, Emerson Woelffer
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March 17, 2022 - April 22, 2022
This Spring, the Gallery will exhibit a selection of American Modernist works that playfully approach the subject of color and form. A 1958 painting by Sewell Sillman, a student of Josef Albers, reminds of principles of Abstraction borne from the Bauhaus, compared to a 1972 painting by Ralph de Burgos, a Washington Color School affiliate, that takes a classic psychedelic appearance. A centerpiece of the show is a 1982 painting by Ida Kohlmeyer, a pioneer for women abstractionists, that uses her trademark symbolism to create a busy composition characteristic of the ‘80s. Fast forward 10 years to the 1990s, and you get a delineated geometric painting from Gabriele Evertz that preempts the transition to the new millennium. Canvases are complemented by Hayward Oubre’s wire sculptures, bringing form off the wall and into a three dimensional space. Figuration is represented in still life paintings by Paul Resika and Lynne Drexler to further illustrate the incorporation of color into more recognizable archetypes.