OBJECTS REDUX: Studio Craft in Context, 1960-1985

October 20, 2019 - February 2, 2020

Regardless of the materials they choose to use, artists respond to—or in other ways reflect—the world around them. In the retrospective light of history, works can sometimes be read as “of the time” they were made—not just because of the particular artist that made them but also because of aesthetic or material choices. This exhibition plays to that idea and places studio craft in the context of two-dimensional paintings and works on paper made between 1960 and 1985. It provides a theoretical structure for understanding the larger social and cultural environment that helped to shape the content and form of the work.

Artists whose works are featured include Helen Bitar, Sheila Hicks, Lee Barnes Peck, Arthur Secunda, George Segal, Jean Stamsta, Karl Wirsum, and Claire Zeisler.