Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/Light/Space

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Richard Pousette-Dart: Painting/Light/Space

Dates:

Location:

Boyd Gallery, Shaw Ruddock Gallery
By 1960, Richard Pousette-Dart was widely recognized for his contributions to Abstract Expressionism. Between 1960 and the mid-1970s, however, the painter explored new artistic strategies and techniques. The resulting works, replete with sparkling colors and brilliant whites, reflect the energy that the artist experienced in his environment. Stressing the immaterial and performative qualities of art and the importance of the creative process itself, Pousette-Dart created a legacy of enduring significance for contemporary artists and viewers.

Works

"Magnetic Space," 1962, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery
"Meditation on the Drifting Stars," 1962-63, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery
"Hieroglyph Number 7 (Hieroglyph of Light)," 1968-69, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery
"Radiance Number 8 (Imploding Light Red)," 1973-74, oil on linen by Richard Pousette-Dart. © 2017 Estate of Richard Pousette-Dart / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery