THE 50s and 60s
Sep 03, 2013 - Sep 16, 2013
This installation of works, by artists who emerged in the late 50s and 60s to engage the public and the critics with a new perspective on expanding the vocabulary for both the content and process of art, addresses some of the initial issues being considered by the students in Marywood's Contemporary Art History class this semester.
The works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein in this exhibition most directly express what we have come to know as Pop art, where consumerism and the images from our everyday experience held the gaze of the viewer. This exhibition also include the work of both Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns who are considered the most significant creative forces that opened up the range of expanding possibilities in content and process during this period, while Frank Stella furthered a more clean, bold approach to abstraction through his art practice during this same time frame.
This installation includes: Frank Stella's Pergusa Three–State I, 1983, Clinton Plaza (Black Series), 1967, Bethlehem's Hospital (Black Series), 1967, and Singerli Variation Squared with Colored Ground IV, 1981; Jasper John's Coat Hanger I, 1960 and Voice 2, 1963; Robert Rauschenberg's Signs, 1970 and Hot Shot, 1983; Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup (Onion/Black Bean/Pepper Pot), 1968 and $1, 1982; and Roy Lichtenstein's Huh!, 1976 and Two Paintings: Sleeping Muse, 1984.
The installation of the works in this exhibition was carried out by the curator along with the assistance of Amanda Hinkel, one of the student interns working with The Maslow Collection this semester. Amanda is also a student in this semester's Contemporary Art History Honors class.