NM: Santa Fe

Louis Lozowick, Untitled, 1933, lithograph, 12 3/4 x 8 1/8 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Bequest of Vivian Sloan Fiske, 1978 (4376.23G) Photo by Blair Clark © Louis Lozowick Estate.

Louis Lozowick, Untitled, 1933, lithograph, 12 3/4 x 8 1/8 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Bequest of Vivian Sloan Fiske, 1978 (4376.23G) Photo by Blair Clark © Louis Lozowick Estate.

 

WHERE: New Mexico Museum of Art.

WHEN: On view through February 21, 2016 in conjunction with O’Keeffe in Process exhibit.

An American Modernism

This exhibit explores the quest by early twentieth-century artists to find a distinctive American voice and to define art for the modern age. Organized into four subject themes, Industry, Nature, Urban and Rural, this exhibit illustrates the artists’ struggle to identify which subjects best defined contemporary American life and art. A fifth section of the show focuses on the variety of stylistic approaches artists used in seeking a distinctive visual language of Modernism: Abstraction, Formalism and Flattening.

Nearly fifty paintings, drawings, prints and photographs show the conflicting themes and the range of artistic techniques these artists employed in articulating their vision of American Modernism. Among the artists in the exhibition are Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Raymond Jonson, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Cady Wells, and Edward Weston.

“This was one of the most dynamic periods in American art,” said exhibition curator Katherine Ware. “The world was changing rapidly and many felt it was the dawning of a new age in which this country had an important leadership role. Artists took their contributions to that movement very seriously and the exhibition articulates some of their efforts to find new subjects and forge a new language for modern times.”

MORE DETAILS: www.nmartmuseum.org.

 




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