Written By: Mary Page
Abstract art comes intentionally designed to not represent reality. Its purpose is to evoke emotion or cause statement. Unusual uses of color, shape, form, or appearance offer an opportunity for expression from the viewer’s perspective. Many excellent galleries, including those in the following list, exist to educate the public and to display contemporary artist projects.
Abstract Expressions In New Jersey
Dealing exclusively with modern abstract art, the gallery looks for works that have a distinctive approach. Located at Mount Holly, New Jersey, it hosts parties, events, and seminars. The gallery’s journey has been one to create an atmosphere of teaching, with the art having a rapport within the gallery itself. This makes the artists comfortable and able to share their works with like-minded spirits. This maximizes creativity and makes for a pleasant environment for clients, participants, and artists.
The gallery’s storefront has a large latticework window with blue and white trim. It reminds one of a small-town America shop until a glance through the windowpane reveals what is actually inside. Much of the art has an experimental feel to it as well. Artists who frequent the gallery include Michael Boyle, Susan Walsh McLean, and Medy Quiroz, to name a few.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles
This art museum houses premier collections of American and European art created since the 1940s”over 5,000 pieces of abstract expressionism, visual media, and pop art. The permanent exhibit features the Panza Exhibit”Giovanna and Giuseppe Panza di Biumo of Milan owned 80 pieces of abstract expressionism. Cutting-edge and driving force artists’s work”such as those of Roy Lichtenstein, Mark Rothko, and Antoni Tapies”were among those in the Panza collection.
The museum also has a Rita and Taft Schreiber Collection, which was received as a gift in 1989. This exhibit has 18 abstracts, sculptures, and drawings from 13 artists, including Piet Mondrian and Arshile Gorky. The museum supports emerging artists as well. In 1991, it bought the Scott D. F. Spiegel Collection, which features Susan Rothenberg and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Many artists of abstract expressionism so respect the Los Angeles museum that they donate their works to the establishment.
Galeria Senda in Spain
Housed in Barcelona, Spain, the gallery has won numerous awards for fresh ideas and creative presentations. The gallery does not leave their collections in Spain but makes traveling shows to other countries with embassy ties such as South America. The gallery also explores emerging local markets for artists and helps promote their work, sometimes even starting a new market with a few key artists and a keen eye on upcoming trends. Many of the artists here use mixed media; as the genres develop further, a new kind of abstract expressionism may emerge. A trend has been developing in the arts of using association and juxtaposition to convey themes and ideas. Artists that frequent Galeria Senda are Roger Ballen, Jordi Bernado, and Anna Malgrida. Hopefully, more shows from Galeria Senda will exhibit in the United States. Presently, South American, African, and European countries have the privilege.