ABEX TO NEO-EXPRESSIONISM
An Exhibition In Three Acts
September 28 / November 15 / January 15
Act I: "SOME RISKS ARE REWARDED"
Painter and printmaker Harold Garde, whose extraordinary achievements in Abstract and Figurative Expressionism, from the 1950s onwards, make a significant yet under-recognized contribution to Post-War American art. His seven-decade career spans the New York School of Abstract Expressionists' second generation of the 1950s - 1960s; continues with the figurative, mythic possibilities of Neo-Expressionism in the 1980s -1990s; and remains vitally inventive to present day. This exhibition will feature representative selections of Harold Garde's major bodies of work in painting, drawing, and prints, revealing his early and vigorous engagement with Abstract Expressionism as well as the persistent innovation of his mature artistic experimentation.
About Harold Garde
Harold Garde's artistic career spans over 70 years. He was immersed in the New York art world just as abstract expressionism was gaining worldwide attention. Garde's paintings reflect his engagement with this movement and his regard for artists such as Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and others working in New York at that time. While Garde's work has shifted fluidly between abstraction and representation throughout his life, the spirit of creative discovery and the vitality of gestural painting, which are hallmarks of abstract expressionism, have remained central to Garde's work.