Learning Unlimited: Frank Stella - A Retrospective
Thu, December 15, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join a FAMSF docent to explore Frank Stella: A Retrospective – the first comprehensive US exhibition of the artist’s work since 1970.
In 1959, at the age of 23, Stella burst onto the New York art scene as an already mature artist with his now-legendary series of black paintings, which served as a pictorial manifesto of the artist’s assertion that a painting was “a flat surface with paint on it –nothing more.”
Though his early abstract works were influenced by the emerging Minimalist art movement, in the ensuing decades, Stella’s compositions became increasingly complex and dynamic. These works expanded painting beyond its traditional definition by conflating it with sculpture, a medium in which he became increasingly interested.
At the de Young, the installation will feature approximately 50 large-scale works, including paintings, wall-mounted reliefs, and three-dimensional sculptures. The exhibition design will highlight the transitions that connect aspects of this diverse body of work, acknowledging the artist’s different phases but positing them as pieces of a coherent whole.
Come learn about this groundbreaking, legendary artist – Frank Stella!
Location: JCC Classroom
$3 Member/$5 Public w/advance registration
$7 All day-of registration
Please call 415.444.8000 to register.