PIONEERS FROM PROVINCETOWN: The Roots of Figurative Expressionism
PAAM 2013 PAAM group exhibition catalogue
This exhibition represents a missing link in American modernism by presenting an alternative history to the celebrated New York School and its Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painters. In the 1950s a new wave of painters invigorated Cape Cod’s artistic community and challenged the abstract authority, using the figure as the key structural element in their compositions.
As a group at large these seminal Figurative Expressionists include Lester Johnson, Jan Muller, Bob Thompson, Tony Vevers, Red Grooms, Robert Beauchamp, Bill Barrell , Robert De Niro Sr., George McNeil, Peter Passuntino, Gandy Brodie, Mimi Gross, Yvonne Anderson, Jay Milder, Bob Henry, Selina Trieff, Wolf Kahn, and Emilio Cruz.
Curated by Adam Zucker
Essays by Adam Zucker, Charles Giuliano, and Stephanie DeTroy
PAAM exhibition dates: July 19-September 2, 2013.