Colorado Abstract +10: A History & A Survey

September 6, 2019–January 12, 2020
Colorado Abstract +10: A History
Temporary Exhibition Gallery 12

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities present a collaborative exhibition titled Colorado Abstract +10: A History & A Survey at both locations to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the stunning book, Colorado Abstract: Paintings and Sculpture. Originally published in 2009 by Fresco Books with a foreword by Hugh Grant, notable art writers Michael Paglia and Mary Voelz Chandler highlight the history and continuing tradition of abstraction by artists in the state. The exhibition, Colorado Abstract +10: A History & A Survey, will be split with Kirkland Museum displaying works from the historical section of the book and the Arvada Center displaying a contemporary survey of the work in the book as well as additional artists working in abstraction that have greatly impacted Colorado’s art scene.

Colorado Abstract +10: A History will be on view at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art September 6, 2019–January 12, 2020. This part of the exhibition will present two and three-dimensional artworks created by the artists featured in the historical section of the book, tracing the history and development of this artistic style in Colorado.

Kirkland Museum title: Colorado Abstract +10: A History
Arvada Center title: Colorado Abstract +10: A Survey I & II
Combined title for both exhibitions: Colorado Abstract +10: A History & A Survey

Artwork: (top) Detail of Hawaii, 2015, Lewis McInnis, Oil on canvas, Image credit Arvada Center; (bottom) Yellow, c. 1959, Mary Chenoweth, Oil on canvas with collage, Collection Kirkland Museum

The opening reception for Colorado Abstract +10: A History at Kirkland Museum is September 5, 2019.