FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington Color Abstraction
At the Gabarron Foundation
March 7 to May 30, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, March 7, 2014, 6-8 pm
New York, February 24, 2014.- This exhibition, curated by Donald Kuspit, unites the original artists of the Washington Color School with contemporary artists practicing in DC today. Both inspired by an environment of bold color and pattern and influenced by the color field teachers of the 1960's, the artists in this exhibition exemplify identities that are deeply intelligent, original, and rooted in the history of their environment. Their community reflects a deep history, rich with constant dialogue and new ideas.
The visitor could find works of Joan Belmar, Gene Davis, Sam Gilliam, Carol Brown Goldberg, Pat Goslee, Tom Green, Jason Hughes, Howard Mehring, W.C. Richardson, Robin Rose, Alma Thomas and Anne Truitt.
The works in this exhibition were selected from The Artery Collection, one of the largest collections of work by DC artists. The collection includes over 1000 works of Washington artists from the 1960's through the present.
The Gabarron Foundation – Carriage House Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization and an exclusive international center specializing in art exhibitions and other cultural activities. Its main objective is the promotion of culture, making this multicultural space a cultural reference in the City of New York. Since 2002 the Carriage House has aspired to be an excellent platform for the propagation of Hispanic culture in the United States. This organization promotes exchange and understanding between cultures, providing a space for interaction and enhanced appreciation of emerging and established cultural figures from a diverse palette of countries. The Foundation has collaborated with the United Nations on the UNEARTH exhibition which is being traveled internationally until 2015.