BIG Deal: Sizeable Paintings from the Permanent Collection

Exhibition Website

Sep 5 2017 - Dec 17 2017

Palmer Museum of Art

State College, PA

In the context of postwar art, size very much matters. BIG Deal will highlight monumental canvases from the permanent collection, many of which have not been on view in recent years, in an attempt to unpack preoccupations with size in post-1945 art. 

What compelled these artists to work at such a large scale? What does sheer size argue about the paintings in question? Artists featured will include Martha Mayer Erlebacher, Tsibi Geva, Robert Goodnough, Yoko Haru, Ben Kamihira, Jerry Kearns, John Mandel, Philip Pearlstein, Raphael Soyer, and Jerome Witkin.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website 

  • Painting
  • 20th Century
  • Martha Mayer Erlebacher
  • Tsibi Geva
  • Robert Goodnough
  • Yoko Haru
  • Philip Pearlstein
  • and others

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