Vivid Lines in Graphic Times


On view
Aug 28, 2009 to Jan 3, 2010

This selection of paintings and works on paper from the museum's permanent collection explores how a diverse range of American artists engaged Pop Art elements—vibrant color, readymade images, graphic line—yet moved beyond the movement's boundaries in form, material, and message.

Whether appropriating images from consumerist culture, taking influence from comic books, or simply utilizing graphic techniques in the creative process, these works from the 1970s through the late 1990s specifically illustrate how meaning and feeling may be conveyed through various graphic methods.

Curator: Kathryn Koca Polite

spiral bound page that has a grid of red markings with two circular fields, one gold and the other red and white. On each field is a rectangle.
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A graceful plum tree in full flower sits under a full moon. The sky is inky black but the moonlight makes each blossom seem to glow with inner light.
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