Jo BaerLandEscape: NEW VISIONS OF THE LANDSCAPE FROM THE EARLY 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES17.03. - 16.06.2019
Katonah Museum of Art, New York, USA
Jo Bear, *1929 in Seattle, Washington, USA,
lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Curated by Olga Dekalo
Photos © Shara Hughes8 available works
LandEscape explores the early 20th century American modernists who exhibited their innovative paintings at the groundbreaking 1913 Armory Show, and compares it to the work of artists from the 21st century who have rediscovered and reinvigorated the genre. This show is comprised of approximately 30 works and reveals how a diverse range of artists broke from the established landscape painting traditions of their predecessors to create a new visual language that profoundly changed the way landscape was perceived. Artists such as Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Alfred Maurer, Helen Torr and Marguerite Zorach all engaged with what was considered to be an unexceptional genre. One hundred years later the same innovative impulse has once again emerged in the works of contemporary artists Jo Bear, Lois Dodd, April Gornik, Shara Hughes, Alex Katz and Judy Pfaff who have again reinterpreted the landscape.