The Artist Curated Collection: Toward Abstraction
February 24 – March 25, 2018
Curated by Bryan Hunt
Organized by Bryan Hunt, Toward Abstraction, features paintings and works on paper that demonstrate the path an artist takes from representation to abstraction. Spanning genres and generations, Hunt’s choices offer the viewer an opportunity to examine the process of abstraction. While some artists approach this undertaking reductively, distilling the subject to its essence, others choose a more expressionistic path, or even a conceptual one. Some straddle multiple methodologies, defying categorization altogether. Using figure and landscape as bookends, the selection follows the formal trajectory from these foundations “toward abstraction.” On Sunday, March 18 at 2pm, Jess Frost, Associate Curator/Registrar of Permanent Collection, will discuss the inspiration behind this new series, and give insights into the selection process.