Harmonics: Joe Almyda’s Works on Paper
June 11 through August 14, 2016
Joe Almyda (American, 1925–2011), a Florida native, attended Florida State in 1949, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1950, and subsequently returned to Florida State to receive his Masters in Art in 1955. He then became a member of the art faculty at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he taught for ten years between 1955 and 1965. Almyda shared his passion for abstraction and served as a mentor for his students and other younger artists in the Atlanta area. While he began his career as a figurative painter, he eventually produced multiple series of prints with abstract compositions, many of them silkscreens produced at print ateliers such as the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Characterized by an elegant simplicity, his prints, pastels, and other works on paper are spare geometric constructs or compilations of organic forms articulated in harmonies of tonal color.
The Museum will mount an exhibition in the Weil Print Study of 10 works on paper that entered the collection in 2014.
Joe Almyda (American, 1925–2011), Untitled, acrylic and pastel on paper, Gift of Gay Massengill and Mikael Henderson, 2014.7.13