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In the Abstract: Mid-Century San Diego Painting and Sculpture

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In the Abstract: Mid-Century San Diego Painting and Sculpture

Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054

Exhibition Reception:
August 22, 2015
6:00 p.m.  -8:00pm
On view through November 1, 2015

Abstract art is often an image or composition in which color, line, form, and texture may exist as fully independent subject matter, rather than literally depicting aspects of the natural world. From the late 1940s through the 1960s, abstraction became vital to the work of many highly regarded San Diego artists. At no time was this approach more controversial in the region, more charged with excitement and possibility, than during the mid-twentieth century. As a starting point, In the Abstract recognizes the commitment of regional modernist pioneers such as painters Fred Hocks and Ed Garman, experimental photographer Lynn Fayman, and Harry Bertoia, the renowned sculptor, printmaker, and designer.

Image: Jean Balmer, Untitled, 1960s, stoneware and wood, 17 x 12 x 10.25 in. Private collection.

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