Showcasing recent acquisitions alongside older favorites, this summer’s exhibition in the Wadsworth Gallery features works that illustrate modern artists’ range of expression as it diverges from a desire to faithfully reproduce visible reality. Abstract, nonobjective, and nonrepresentational are elusive terms used to describe a loose continuum that moves from subjective representations of the world we inhabit to artwork that bears no naturalistic references. Paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by both modern masters and emerging artists––including John Cage, David Lynch, Larry Poons and Robert Rauschenberg––compose this selection of compelling works sure to engage your mind and sooth your soul during the steamy summer months.
May 14–August 13, 2011
Noel and Kathryn Dickinson Wadsworth Gallery