Color and Line: Expressive Traditions in Boston

Expressive Traditions in Boston

January 30, 2017-March 16, 2017

Curator Talk Thursday, February 9 \ 4-5 pm
Reception Thursday, February 9 \ 5-7 pm

at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts
at Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
978-998-7700 \ centerforthearts@endicott.edu

Admission to the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College is FREE and open to the public.

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About the Exhibit

The exhibition Color and Line: Expressive Traditions in Boston will illustrate Boston’s unique approach to Expressionism by uniting works from the late 1930s to the present day through an examination of subject, process, and materials. Influenced by the teachings of German Expressionist Karl Zerbe, and the early work of Hyman Bloom and Jack Levine, artists coming of age in Boston in the 1940s and 1950s vividly used figuration, color, and line to translate emotion and sense of the inner self to their works. Boston’s figurative style emerged in the 1940s as an expansion of the modernist canon, and this exhibition will explore figurative abstraction as an alternative modernism. Its vivid color, bold lines, and tactile surfaces carried throughout the twentieth century and have been reimagined by contemporary artists in Boston. This exhibition of work from the Permanent Collection at Danforth Art illustrates a range of experimentation across media including painting, drawing, sculpture, encaustic, mixed media, collage, photography, and installation.

About the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College

Founded as an all-women’s college in 1939 and located just north of Boston in Beverly, Massachusetts, Endicott is a small, seaside private college with a strong community and a proven experiential learning model. The Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College supports a variety of arts studies and performance venues, including the Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery, a museum quality art gallery for visiting art exhibits, gallery talks and community shows. The Center for the Arts embodies the College’s mission to combine theory with practice in an environment that is both challenging and supportive. As a hallmark building on campus, the Center celebrates the College’s roots in arts education while further promoting its commitment to the arts. Danforth Art and Endicott College share a commitment to engaging with artists and encouraging new audiences in their respective regions—on the North Shore and in Metrowest—and beyond. We are grateful for their generosity and collaboration on this exhibition.

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