Saturday, June 05, 2010

At the Phillips Collection

June 5 through Sept. 12, 2010
Pousette-Dart: Predominantly White PaintingsIn the early 1950s, Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992) created a series of paintings nearly without paint, using graphite and oil on canvas to produce works both complex and spare. These luminous and poetic works are filled with symbolic imagery and natural forms, and represent a dramatic departure from the artist’s more characteristic richly colored and thickly painted surfaces. This exhibition of 23 paintings and works on paper, as well as four sculptures, marks the first time in over 50 years that a significant number of these works are on view.

Robert Ryman: Variations and ImprovisationsRyman (b. 1930) is an American painter best known for abstract, white-on-white paintings. This exhibition presents his ongoing examination of painting as both medium and process with endless variations in materials and methods. It brings together approximately 25 small-scale paintings from private collections. Some works have only rarely been shown in the U.S. This is the first solo presentation of Ryman’s work in the Washington area.

June 10 through Sept. 5, 2010

Kate Shepherd
Shepherd is best known for large, vertical, mostly monochrome paintings that create illusory three-dimensional space. Her work, in the former dining room of the Phillips house, incorporates painting and sculpture and focuses on architectural details. Part of Intersections, in which artists respond to art and spaces in the Phillips with projects of their own.

Admission: $12 for adults, $10 for visitors 62 and over and students, free for members and visitors 18 and under

1600 21st Street, NW (at Q Street)
Metro Red Line, Dupont Circle Station (Q Street exit), and via several bus lines,

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