FULL CIRCLE: HUE AND SATURATION OF THE WASHINGTON COLOR SCHOOL
April 28 - June 2, 2018
Luther W. Brady Art Galleries
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
500 Seventeenth St, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Washington Color School artists such as Gene Davis, Alma Thomas, Paul Reed, Howard Mehring, Jacob Kainen, Leon Berkowitz and others are Washington’s legacy and continually grow in stature in international arenas. What is particular about Washington, D.C. that may have shaped Color Field painting? The geometry, the atmosphere, or was it the presence of such collections as that of the Corcoran or the Phillips that combined to incubate the Washington Color School artists? Drawing from the GW Collection along with critical loans, paintings and mixed media will provide examples of the Washington Color School and its legacy. This exhibition marks the first for the Luther W. Brady Art Galleries in their new space in the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, a fitting venue as many of the artists represented were alumni of the Corcoran or have showed there before. Works by Davis, Tom Downing, Sheila Isham, Mokha Laget, Morris Louis, Larry Poons, Ann Purcell, Reed, Anne Truitt, and Ken Young, among others, will be included.