5/19/14 - 10/26/14

Lisa Dorin, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator for Contemporary Art

These three artists approach abstraction from different angles and with varying ends: Mitchell’s Sunflower is a monumental example of pure painterly abstraction in the traditional materials of oil on canvas; thumbing her nose at her Minimalist contemporaries, Benglis used the newest industrial materials of the day to revive the very Abstract Expressionist style that her peers sought to negate; with its uncannily pliable, flesh-like material, Wilke’s work strives to make gesture come alive, reconciling it with the body that created it.

Selected works