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Lee Krasner: Geometries of Expression

This focused exhibition sheds light on the often-overlooked early career of Lee Krasner (1908–1984) and places her work within the context of her peers. In the 1930s and early 1940s, Krasner rose to prominence as a dynamic voice within the vanguard circles of contemporary artists living and working in New York City. During a period fraught with socio-economic turmoil and political upheaval, the artist was politically active, taking part in the lively debates at the Artists Union as well as protesting the Museum of Modern Art. Her network was also far reaching and animating. She forged relationships with artists within the orbit of European emigres like Piet Mondrian and Hans Hofmann and those who formed organizations such as the American Abstract Artists Group. Geometries of Expression explores how this rich exposure to politics and people shaped Krasner’s experimentations with geometric abstraction.


This exhibition is Made possible with support from Rudy Woodard and Oliver Pomeroy, MD.
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Lee Krasner, Lavender, 1942, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches. Guillermo Gonzalez. Image courtesy of Kasmin, New York. Photo: Angus Hill. © Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
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