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Lost in Form, Found in Line: Works by Robert Motherwell

April 03 through June 27, 2010

motherwellRobert Motherwell was one of the great painter/printmakers of the mid-twentieth century, and a prominent figure in the movement known as Abstract Expressionism.  This exhibition contains examples of his works on paper – print multiples, monotypes and unique drawings that explore his working process, and particularly the influence of his studio environment.  For this artist, the studio was a sanctuary which was self-sustaining; continually expansive, and revealing of the possibilities that a phrase or poem might provide for a work of art.  About sixty works will be included, along with photographs of Motherwell’s studio inspiration walls and of the artist at work.

Organized by the Jerald Melberg Gallery, Inc. in cooperation with the Dedalus Foundation.


Sponsored by Barganier Davis Sims Architects, MAX Credit Union, and Aldridge Borden & Company.

Robert Motherwell (American, 1915–1991), Airless Black, 1983, lithograph on handmade paper, Courtesy Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC , © Copyright 1983 Dedalus Foundation, Inc., Licensed by VAGA, NY