The wide diversity of ideas and techniques from 1930s to 1990s are described under the title of CONTEMPORARY MODERNISM. California was and is a frontier, a place that was wide open for new concepts and directions. Artists felt a freedom to breech boundaries and pave new paths...from Betye Saar and Rico Lebrun to Oskar Fischinger and Lorser Feitelson.
In a rich fabric of creative imagery...figuration, abstraction, surrealist, cubist, you can follow interim states in an artist’s evolution. You can feel the meditative essence in Helen Lundeberg, John Paul Jones and Clinton Adams. The complexities of composition stimulate further exploration in works by Williams Brice, Leonard Edmondson and Lee Mullican. In three dimensions, Jack Zajac, Gordon Wagner and George Herms open other directions.
We share this exhibition with you....and look forward to your walk-thru.