Process of Abstraction: Two- and Three-Dimensional Work by Modernist Sculptors

7/7/2006–8/27/2006
Alsdorf Gallery and Outdoor Sculpture Garden

GenesisBarbara Hepworth, Genesis, 1969, color lithograph. The Rudolph H. and Fannia Weingartner Collection of Prints by Sculptors, 1998.4.12. Bryher II, 1961, cast bronze with green and brown patina and stainless steel strings. Gift of Leigh B. Block, 1988.3.2. © Bowness, Hepworth Estate.

Pursuing beauty through the perfection of form, abstract artists such as Hans Arp, Barbara Hepworth, and Henry Moore experimented with colors, shapes, and materials on flat surfaces and in space. This Block-organized exhibition juxtaposes small and large sculptural works with prints and drawings, revealing each artists’ unique visual language and abstraction of human and natural subjects. The exhibition also features work by Alexander Calder, Lynn Chadwick, Alberto Giacometti, Jacques Lipchitz, Joan Miró, Elie Nadelman, and Arnaldo Pomodoro.