4.68 (blue, yellow), 1968, poured acrylic, 34x35.75"

Mala Breuer: Radiant Hues - Abstract Expressionist Paintings From the 60s & 70s

Throughout her long and historic career, Mala Breuer’s paintings have been rooted in the tradition of Abstract Expressionism, the era in which she created her seminal works. Breuer was a student of Clyfford Still and Mark Rothko, leading figures in the first generation of Ab Ex painters in New York City in the 1940s. Their artistic influence is evident in the arc of Breuer's creative output from late 60s and early 70s, when she was staining large canvases with water-thinned washes of acrylic paint onto large, wet stretched canvases, a la Helen Franthaler and the Stain Painters.

Her style shifted toward the exploration of symmetrical works, as she began to place strips of colors near the edges of her paintings, involving the edges as a part of the compositional whole. Single stains and blots of solid color dominated her paintings during that time. It is many of these works of art that are featured in our exhibition Radiant Hues. Breuer is now 89 years old and lives in New Mexico, though she no longer paints. 

SHOWN:4.68 (blue, yellow), 1968, poured acrylic, 34x35.75"

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Shane McClatchey, Island (2), Oil on Panel, 2017, 41 x 28
  • January 24 - March 8, 2018
  • Laguna Beach, California

Tributary: LCAD MFA Exhibition at Laguna Beach City Hall

Laguna College of Art and Design

City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, California

https://www.lcad.edu/mfa-tributary-laguna-beach-city-hall/

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  • January 25 - May 19, 2018
  • Atlanta, Georgia

Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi, Opening January 25

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
350 Spelman Lane
Atlanta, Georgia

http://museum.spelman.edu

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Art deco terracotta wall mask by Kurt Goebel and Erna Bieber, Austria 1930
  • January 26-28, 2018
  • , United Kingdom

Decorative Art & Antiques at Harrogate Fair

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The Pavilions of Harrogate
Gt.Yorkshire Showground
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  • January 26-28, 2018
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Diaghilev Ballet Costume at Harrogate Antiques Fair UK

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The Pavilions of Harrogate
Gt.Yorkshire Showground
, United Kingdom

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Installation View, PDNB Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • January 27, 2018
  • Dallas, Texas

Gallery Talk by Burt Finger

PDNB Gallery
1202 Dragon St., Suite 103
Dallas, Texas

www.pdnbgallery.com

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  • January 27, 2018
  • San Diego, California

Exhibition: Featured New Works / Alexander Arshansky: Illuminated

Sparks Gallery

Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, California

https://sparksgallery.com

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Barbara Kasten, "Construct PC-VI," 1982.  Polacolor print.  SBMA, Gift of Arthur and Yolanda Steinman.  Courtesy of the artist.
  • January 28 - April 22, 2018
  • Santa Barbara, California
Nadar, "Self Portrait, Posed in a Balloon Basket," 1862.  Albumen print carte-de-visite.  SBMA, Museum purchase, 19th century Art Acquisition Fund.
  • January 28 - May 27, 2018
  • Santa Barbara, California
Pauline Auzou, "Two Women Making Music," ca.  1796.  Oil on Canvas.  SBMA, Gift of Mrs.  Hugh N.  Kirkland.
  • January 28 - May 27, 2018
  • Santa Barbara, California
  • February 1, 2018
  • San Diego, California

Lessons from a Master Printmaker

Sparks Gallery

Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, California

https://sparksgallery.com/

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ANSEL ADAMS, Richard Kobayashi, farmer with cabbages Manzanar Relocation Center, 19.  Courtesy of Library of Congress
Two Views: Photographs by Ansel Adams and Leonard Frank
Crocker Art Museum exhibition looks at Japanese internment and incarceration in the early 1940s
February 19 - May 14, 2017
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