Published: February 13, 2001
The McCormick Gallery Features Work by 35 Artists
CHICAGO, ILL. – With the first Surrealist exhibition in the United States in 1932, American artists began a serious assimilation of the movement. Painters on this side of the Atlantic, in typical American style, rejected much of the ideology associated with European Surrealism, creating instead a uniquely American variant.
By 1950, Surrealism had infused the work of artists from coast to coast and become one of the essential catalysts for the groundbreaking work of the Abstract Expressionists.
From March 23 to April 28, The McCormick Gallery, 835 West Washington Boulevard, will host “Surrealism: An American Attitude.” There will be an opening reception on March 23 from 5 to 8 pm.
The show features 35 artists, including William Baziotes, Roberto Matta, Arshille Gorky, Gertrude Abercrombie, Jules Engel, Joseph Stella, Seymour Rosofsky, Tom Benrimo, Ellen Lanyon, Joseph Cornell, Jules Kirschenbaum, Melville Price, Jan Matulka, Nathan Lerner, Wilfredo Lam, Eugene Berman, Lorser Feitelson, and John Graham.
The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. For information 312/226-6800.
5 Church Hill Road / Newtown, CT 06470
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