Mint Museum Uptown opens Seeing the World Within. Charles Seliger in the 1940s

. February 11, 2012 . 0 Comments

Mint Museum Uptown presents Seeing the World Within: Charles Seliger in the 1940s. The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy, on view Feb 11, 2012 – May 13, 2012.

Gordon Onslow Ford: Voyager and Visionary is the first retrospective of the British-American Surrealist painter’s work organized by an American museum in more than thirty years. Featuring over two dozen paintings by the artist, it is drawn entirely from his family’s collection. Many of the objects in the exhibition were either created specifically for Onslow Ford’s sister, Elisabeth, (including Love Knot, a wedding gift in 1945, for example) or were given to her for such special occasions as her birthday. Because of the closeness and longevity of their relationship, the exhibition will offer visitors a look at the full range of Onslow Ford’s career– from early, more traditional canvases from the 1920s and 1930s—to his first experiments with Surrealism in the late 1930s and 1940s, to his later work from the 1950s forward, which took a more cosmic, symbolic approach to abstraction.

This exhibition is organized by The Mint Museum and will be on view there alongside its presentations of Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy and Seeing the World Within: Charles Seliger in the 1940s.It is a particularly apt companion for these exhibitions, as it reveals another dimension of Surrealism and its impact, and features an artist who knew and worked alongside Sage and Tanguy in the 1930s and 1940s and who wrote a book on Tanguy’s artistic process in 1980. Gordon Onslow Ford: Voyager and Visionary is accompanied by a selection of ephemera and works by family-member artists who were inspirational to Onslow Ford early in his career. – www.mintmuseum.org

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