Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
4/25/2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join FAMSF docent Victoria Kirby as she explores the first major exhibition in 20 years dedicated to this key figure in American Modernism. Featuring approximately 75 works—spanning from the artist’s breakthrough series in the 1920s focusing on tobacco packages and household objects to the painting left on his easel at his death, in 1964—the exhibition highlights Davis’s unique ability to assimilate the visual languages of European Modernism, the imagery of popular culture, the aesthetics of advertising, and the rhythms of jazz into colorful, complex works. Blurring distinctions between “high” and “low” art, between abstraction and figuration, and between text and imagery, these paintings reflect both the excitement and turbulence of the artist’s times.
This talk coincides with the de Young exhibit running April 1 to August 6, 2017.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library