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Tang exhibiting Krushenick artwork

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present a survey of genre-defying artist Nicholas Krushenick through Aug. 16.

“Nicholas Krushenick: Electric Soup” features more than 20 of the artist’s eye-popping paintings, along with collages, drawings and prints from the 1950s through the 1990s.

Krushenick’s paintings juxtapose bold forms with hard-edged abstraction.

The exhibit reveals a body of work that exists independent of and simultaneously connected to op art, pop, abstract expressionism, minimalism and color field painting.

The survey also includes rarely seen drawings and prints influenced by abstract expressionist Hans Hoffman’s theory of “push-pull,” in which bright contrasting colors activate the space, a practice Krushenick continued to use throughout his career.

“As a museum dedicated to interdisciplinary teaching and learning, it’s important to us that our exhibitions are valuable tools to inform study across a range of disciplines, and provide engaging experiences

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