NEW YORK, NEW YORK, April 25, 2014– Berry Campbell is pleased to announce Masters of Expressionism in Postwar America, an exhibition featuring paintings by sixteen artists, working in the modes of Abstract Expressionism and Color Field Painting, whose careers developed in the dynamic and freeing milieu of American art after World War II. The exhibition gives recognition to the heightened interest today in this art for its strength and transcendence.
The show includes two watercolors by the German-born artist Hans Hofmann, among the most influential art teachers of his era. His belief that the tensions between form and color were themselves evocative of pictorial space is revealed in these works, from 1942 and 1945, and reflected in that of his many students.
Among them is Stephen Pace, who followed Hofmann in creating volumes through dynamic planes of color. His two oils and one watercolor in the exhibition, all early 1950s, evoke a