On View: Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution at Tampa Museum of Art

Jack Tworkov, “Bond,” 1960, Oil on canvas, 61 x 36 in. (154.9 x 91.4 cm) Collection of the Princeton University Art Museum (Collection of Preston H. Haskell, Class of 1960)

Jack Tworkov, “Bond,” 1960, Oil on canvas, 61 x 36 in. (154.9 x 91.4 cm) Collection of the Princeton University Art Museum (Collection of Preston H. Haskell, Class of 1960)

Tampa Museum of Art
Cornelia Corbett Center
120 West Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL

April 11-August 11, 2019

Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution, Selections from the Haskell Collection, presents twenty-five works from the Haskell Collection indicative of Abstract Expressionism as a unifying direction in Post-World War II art. The exhibition highlights artists associated with the influential first and second generations of Abstract Expressionist painters including Willem de Kooning, Hans Hofmann, Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline, Morris Louis, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Mark Rothko, Theodoros Stamos, and Jack Tworkov. Later works by Gerhard Richter, Jack Goldstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella respond or reflect on the lasting legacy of Abstract Expressionism in both the US and abroad. Viewed together, the works in Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution address how individual artistic expression and independence from institutional values altered the course of painting. In this exhibition, visual vocabulary will be discussed in relationship to the artists’ collective objectives and individual intentions.

In addition to those mentioned above, artists represented in Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution include Josef Albers, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Karel Appel, Sam Francis, Michael Goldberg, Paul Jenkins, Jean Miotte, Judy Pfaff, Jean-Paul Riopelle, James Rosenquist, and Jack Tworkov. Unless noted otherwise, all works from the Haskell Collection.