Past Exhibitions

Re: Pose: Paintings

RolandPeterson_UntitledJuly 28, 2016 – July 6, 2017
MMA Pacific Street

Re: Pose: Paintings presents abstract figure paintings from the MMA permanent collection, and Charles Eckart figure paintings on loan. While the natural environment of the central coast has captivated artists from all eras, the figure has been just as enchanting.

Abstract art is open-ended. Painters such as Joan Savo, Charles Eckart, and Theophilus Brown depict figures in poses that may seem mysterious because they are so abstract. Color, shape and texture can remind us of particular emotions or personal stories. If the image doesn’t make sense, or you don’t like it, it is still a valid response so long as you are ready to look and explore. Reengage with abstract art by observing the paintings in this exhibition and reflecting on some in-gallery prompts.

Generous support for interactive components courtesy of Wells Fargo.

Image: Roland Petersen (1926 – ), Untitled (abstract figures), 1961, oil on board. Collection Monterey Museum of Art, gift of Barbara and William Hyland. © Roland Petersen