In the spirit of “Woman-Ochre” – the UAMA’s stolen, recovered, restored and now returned painting by pioneer Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning – the Museum is thrilled to host this talk by Modern and Contemporary Art expert Dr. Paul Ivey.
Applauded by critics and discovered by the emerging art market, Abstract Expressionism was viewed as the first truly American Modern Art movement, with New York displacing Paris as the center of Modern Art. Mythic, ritualistic and even messianic, Ab Ex often posited universal structures of the Jungian collective unconscious. Many works escaped the perceptual logic of the gaze: our eyes take in the prodigious energy of the whole.
This is a free, in-person talk at the UAMA. See you there!For more information