There are well-known Pop artists — Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein come to mind — and well-known abstract expressionists — Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko to name a couple. But how many Pop abstraction artists can you name? Nicholas Krushenick combined elements of Pop and abstraction to create his own singular style, but wasn’t fully recognized for his influence during his lifetime. With “Nicholas Krushenick: Electric Soup,” the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery give the artist his due with a major survey of his work from the 1950s through the 1990s.
It wasn’t as if artistic success eluded Krushenick. Indeed, he had plenty of solo exhibitions through the 1960s and ’70s, including a retrospective at the Walker Art Center in Minnesota, when he was just 39. Yet as the years passed, recognition began to elude him and he died in 1999. Interest in his work was revived with