The Angst of Alechinsky and Friends: Abstract Expressionist Prints from the Permanent Collection

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Feb 10 2017 - May 20 2017

This exhibition closely examines the Windows series of angst-ridden lithographic prints produced by Belgian artist Pierre Alechinsky, and highlights a number of additional artists (including Joan Miro, Richard Howard Hunt, Charles Cajori, Georges Braque, Adja Yunkers, and Sister Mary Corita Kent) whose works exhibit equally dissonant imagery. In stark contrast to the equally popular Lyrical Abstraction – a style of art that applied the teachings of Kandinsky, often marked by sumptuous color and harmonious, painterly beauty – the work of Alechinsky and other Abstract Expressionists, as well as that produced by Art Informel groups such as COBRA, incorporated “primitive” design elements and favored restless, fitful compositions.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • European
  • Contemporary
  • Pierre Alechinsky
  • Joan Miró
  • Richard Howard Hunt
  • Charles Cajori
  • Georges Braque
  • Adja Yunkers
  • Corita Kent

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