Alan Shields: Protracted Simplicity (1966-1985)

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Jun 24 2016 - Oct 2 2016

Moving easily between the mediums of painting, drawing, and sculpture, artist Alan Shields (1944-2005) displayed a deep consideration of material and color through his practice. 

Interested in opening up a broader context in which art could be experienced, Shields created objects that hang freely in space and are experienced in relation to the movement of the human body. His brightly colored, layered works illustrate Shields's belief in a direct connection between art and life, revealing a multifaceted practice that merges the sculptural, the painterly, and the theatrical.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Mixed-media
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Alan Shields

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