Tag: Anne Swartz

Museum Exhibitions

Surface, flourish, complexity at the Hessel Museum

Contributed by Anne Swartz / Since its origins in the 1970s, practitioners and advocators of the Pattern and Decoration movement have countered claims that decorative art lacked seriousness. In America at the time, critical arguments focused on the exhaustion of painting, positioning it as an outmoded visual form. Several artists resisted this affront. Instead, they embraced images for their pleasure, opposing the notion of immediacy often considered synonymous with other mediums such as photography.

Museum Exhibitions

Simone Leigh: Powerfully present

Contributed by Anne Swartz / Simone Leigh�s art, which focuses on the experience of black women, is powerfully present in New York City by way of a major exhibition at the Guggenheim and the monumental bronze sculpture Brick House on the High Line  � with several pieces at the 2019 Whitney […]

Museum Exhibitions

Pattern and Decoration revisted in Yonkers

Pattern and Decoration: An Ideal Vision in American Art, 1975-1985, curated by Anne Swartz. Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY. Through Jan. 20. The HRM presents the work of 11 artists prominent within the movement in the 1970s: Cynthia Carlson, Brad Davis, Valerie Jaudon, Jane Kaufman, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Kim […]