Drawn primarily from deCordova’s permanent collection, this survey explores diverse techniques, processes, and concepts. The show features works by Natalie Alper, Kristin Baker, Sharon Friedman, Maud Morgan, Ann Pibal, Jo Sandman, Sandi Slone, Barbara Takenaga, and Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship, among numerous other modern and contemporary artists (including me!) The exhibition and interpretation also emphasizes the artists’ contributions, connections, and reception within New England. Expanding Abstraction reveals the complexities of painting in the region and lays the foundation for a more inclusive understanding of abstraction through the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
Organized by Jennifer Gross, former Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs, with Sarah Montross, Associate Curator.
Meg Brown Payson “Drift” acrylic on panel 60″ x 60″ 2006