New Britain, CT
California Dreaming at the New Britain Museum of American Art will present more than 100 important works from 1952 to the present by these three artists, spanning more than 65 years. Taken together, the 100 works present a galaxy of creative possibility in painting: from the gestural abstraction and relentless experimentation of Ed Moses to the smooth, process-cool, pop objectification of Billy Al Bengston, and the cerebral and excruciatingly precise word-play and craftsmanship of Ed Ruscha. The work of Moses, Bengston, and Ruscha defines an epoch in American painting, and its presentation at the New Britain Museum of American Art will shine a long overdue spotlight on their collective achievement.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.