Sunday, November 7, 2010

Milton Avery and the End of Modernism

Milton Avery and the End of Modernism

January 22, 2011 through May 8, 2011
Nassau County Museum of Art

I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, colors, form
a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter.
At the same time I try to capture and translate the excitement
and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea.
     —Milton Avery

Milton Avery and the End of Modernism looks at work by the artist who brought the sketch, with its spontaneity, movement and fleetingness, to the status of a finished painting. The exhibition features Avery’s intense saturated color fields, the simplification of form, and figures that emphasize the flatness of canvas surface. Milton Avery and the End of Modernism opens at Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA) on January 22, 2011 and remains on view through May 8, 2011. It is organized for NCMA by Museum Director Karl E. Willers, Ph.D. The exhibition was organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York. It was funded, in part, by the New York State Council for the Arts, a state agency; the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art; and the Westchester Arts Council.


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