“Romare Bearden: Abstraction” featured lesser-known abstract paintings created by Bearden in the late 1950’s and 1960’s. From the website: “Very little attention has been paid to the body of work that immediately preceded those well-known works—extraordinary and fully abstract watercolors, mixed media collages, and stain paintings, sometimes as small as under three inches high or as large as over six feet tall.
"Romare Bearden: Abstraction" will correct this omission by providing the first substantive and scholarly examination of this important body of work. The scholarship produced through this project will contribute to the development of alternate storylines around the dominant narrative of post-war abstraction while at the same time revealing, for the first time, the roots of the body of work for which Bearden is best known.
Curated by Museum Director, Tracy Fitzgerald the exhibit is on view September 10 through December 22, 2017, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, New York.
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ART REVIEW: Exploring Romare Bearden’s Little Known Foray into Abstraction