Photo: Noé Montes

Family Studio Workshop: Playing with Abstract Representation

  • Sun 29 September 2019
  • 12 – 3 pm

Create a conceptual artwork to display at home in this month’s Family Studio Workshop guided by local artist Chloe Pang. Taking inspiration from ‘Resilience: Philip Guston in 1971,’ on view in the North Gallery, participants will draw objects that represent personalities and hobbies in settings where one might expect a typical human form. This drop-in activity is free, however, reservations are recommended. Click here to register.   About ‘Resilience: Philip Guston in 1971’ ‘Resilience: Philip Guston in 1971’ sheds light on a pivotal year that launched Guston into the final prolific decade of his career, during which he painted what are now celebrated as some of the most important works of art of the 20th Century. On view will be key examples from two major series, the Roma paintings and the Nixon drawings, that together tell a story of artistic renewal and invention. Created in the wake of resoundingly negative reviews garnered by his 1970 exhibition at the Marlborough Gallery in New York City – ‘Clumsy.’ ‘Embarrassing.’ ‘Simple-minded.’ – and during a time of social and political turmoil in the United States, these figurative paintings and narrative satirical drawings bear witness to an artist at the height of his powers, exquisitely responsive to his world.

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