Known as mostly reductive in the past, abstractionism has become all- embracing, with the addition of pop culture and technology to it's vocabulary. Warhol's Rorschachs, Shadows and Camouflage paintings anchor the show since his studio work took pure abstraction into a new direction. With the introduction of pop culture and unconventional technique of mechanical reproduction, he both undermined and expanded the accepted approaches to painting.
The exhibition runs from April 29 to August 20 and showcases impressive works by Rudolf Stingel, Urs Fischer, Mark Bradford, Christopher Wool, Sterling Ruby, Tauba Auerbach, and Julie Mehretu to name a few.
Carpets have been installed throughout the exhibit and make a gorgeous addition to the show. The collection feels like a private viewing this way, and the act of leaving footprints as you go speaks to the evolution of abstractionism itself. Just as each artist follows in the footsteps of those who influenced him before, we too leave our footprints as we stroll along these stunning works.
Here are a few pictures I took from my iPhone at the glamorous opening night.
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