Unfamiliar Again: Contemporary Women Abstractionists

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Aug 24 2017 - Dec 23 2017

Hailing from across the United States, the artists in this exhibition explore new ways of abstraction based on experimental, process-oriented methods. Intended to defamiliarize common imagery, their practices preclude figurative recognition or easy comprehension.

Their methods are nuanced, time-intensive, and often drawn from unlikely sources such as “DIY” videos on YouTube, Photoshop errors, digital distortions, smart phone apps, and manipulated or synthetic materials such as scanned iridescent paper or faux-suede finishes.

By devoting themselves to process, these established, mid-career, and emerging artists experience revelation in the deliberate progression of steps of creative expression. Such discovery remains elusive for viewers, however, as the artists encourage inquiry rather than providing immediate answers.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Various Media
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Rachel Beach
  • Morgan Blair
  • Amy Ellingson
  • Brittany Nelson
  • Alyse Rosner
  • Barbara Takenanga
  • Anne Vieux

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