Duration: 1 August 2007 – 30 September 2007
Colour Field art, which emerged in the 1950's, forever changed our view of the painted canvas. Led by Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland and Jules Olitski, the Colour Field artists sought to simplify painting by soaking and staining pure colour onto unstretched canvas. Renowned art critic Clement Greenberg stated that the paintings "do not merge with the surrounding space; they preserve their integrity and separate unity to be called... fields." This exhibition will feature the work of Jack Bush, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, and Frank Stella.
Opening Reception: September 13, 2007, 6 - 8 pm
Artist Talk with Terry Fenton: September 15th, 2007, 2 - 4pm
Terry Fenton will speak on the life and times of the Colour Field artists. Fenton is a renowned artist, critic, curator, and author as well as a co-founder of the Triangle Artist Workshop in New York. Amongst Fenton's many notable publications are his books on Kenneth Noland and Sir Anthony Caro.