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3.Portrait 11. 12 x 9 2013

Jennifer Moses “Portrait 11″, 2013, oil on canvas, 12″x9”

Crosscurrents in Contemporary Abstraction gives us work by 7 painters working (mostly) nonrepresentationally-ish.  The work on view  makes the point that there is a  vast range of approach contemporary painters are finding in the form, but there’s no attempt to form any exhaustive survey of contemporary trends.  In other words, risky without over-reaching.   Crosscurrents is on view at the Metcalf Gallery at Taylor University in Upland, IN until February 7th.  50 points to anyone who comes up with a catchy shorthand name for the exhibit.  (CrossContAbs? sounds like a fitness video on late night TV…Somebody help me here.) Full disclosure: I wrote the catalog essay for the exhibit.  Maybe I should look into seeing if I can post a portion of it online here.

More images after the cut.


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