Primal Urges

May 6, 2016 - September 4, 2016

Throughout recorded time, artists have used visual forms to comment on or express the relationship between humankind and the spaces we have occupied in our collective history and psychology. In this exhibition, viewers can consider the evolution of visual abstraction spanning the stretch of time from the late nineteenth century to today, from France to New York to Montana.

Selections reveal the pursuit of artistic excellence in conveying the relationship between “figure” and “ground” in a variety of distinguished attitudes towards visual abstraction.  These art works range from Romantic realism to Neo-classicism to the Modernist “isms” of Cubism, Constructivism, and Surrealism. The exhibition emphasizes the magnitude of expression that exists in the visual world, exemplifying the adoration of form and content. This remains a central tenet of the artistic community even in today’s age of artmaking that has no easily identifiable predominant “isms” of its own. The aim of the exhibition is to celebrate three centuries of artistic vision. The beholder will no doubt find abundant intersections between these works along with the obvious collisions that occur as the result of the broad human imagination that seeks to define our “primal urge” to know who we are and where we exist in the real world.

Exhibition contains nudity and mature themes.