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News: Cathy Choi and Robert Sagerman in Pouring it On at UMass Amherst, January 16, 2014 - Thatcher Projects

Cathy Choi and Robert Sagerman in Pouring it On at UMass Amherst

January 16, 2014 - Thatcher Projects

Herter Gallery is pleased to present: "Pouring it On"

Including works by:
Cathy Choi, Tomory Dodge, Robert Feldschuh, Matthew Kolodzeij, Jacqueline Humphries, Richard Allen Morris, Jill Moser, David Reed, Robert Sagerman, Bret Slater, Josh Smith, Leslie Wayne, and Summer Wheat 

February  6th - March 6th, 2014
RECEPTION: Thursday, February 6th, from 4 till 6 pm.

While the sense of historical necessity that once attended so many new developments in abstract art has unquestionably loosened its grip, nevertheless Abstraction in one form or another, still commands the allegiance of a great many of today's artists.

This is certainly true of each of the 13 artists included in this exhibition. Representing a broad generational spectrum, what binds them together is a deeply felt committment to a kind of pictorial dialectic in which the artist's hand plays an equal role to the artist' eye, coupled with a stubborn refusal to relinquish their claim on the freedom to exploit the bravura properties of the painterly medium in the realization of aesthetic goals. As we examine their work individually and collectively, we become aware of being in the presence of something important in the broader painting enterprise. Of what does that importance consist?  Primarily, I should say, of the feeling their work gives us that in abstract painting, no matter the form it now may take in its range of imagery, technique and ambition, that we are in touch with something individual and deeply felt, with something personally explored, that is capable of offering some thought-provoking insights into the aesthetic imperatives of the present moment.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public as well as to all Five College students, faculty, and staff. Regular Gallery hours are: Mon - Fri: 11 am - 4 pm and Sun: 1 pm - 4 pm For further information, contact gallery director, Trevor Richardson, at Tel. 413- 545-0976

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