June 23, 2009

The OC: Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin and Florence Miller Pierce

Agnes Pelton,"Incarnation," 1929

In the LA Times blog, Christopher Knight reports that "the kernel of a powerful idea resides within 'Illumination,' an exhibition of abstract paintings by four women who worked in the deserts of the American Southwest and whose careers pretty much spanned the 20th century. But the kernel never really pops." Read more.

Illumination: The Paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe, Agnes Pelton, Agnes Martin and Florence Miller Pierce,” curated by Karen Moss. Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Through Sept. 6.

2 comments:

Didn't pop, huh? Well, that has far less to do with them and their work than all the other B.S. that goes on within the art history stadium.
Old maids my ass!

Let's hear it for Agnes Pelton! Pelton! Pelton! Hoo-whee!

It's good to see some female mystical painters getting some much-deserved, long-withheld attention and appreciation. Sob.