An exhibition of Sigmar Polke’s Pour Paintings. Featuring over fifteen large-scale works on paper, this exhibition highlights the exuberant invention and uncommon beauty underlying Polke’s greatest work.
Disregard for aesthetic conventions, an embrace of the endless possibilities of experimentation, and a persistent ironic humour are the hallmarks of Sigmar Polke’s life and work. His profoundly inventive output of paintings, objects, photographs and films challenged received notions around the role and meaning of art, making Polke one of the most important and influential figures of the post-war period. Polke is best known for his work in painting, a medium he navigated with a broadly experimental attitude toward content and materials. Invented and borrowed imagery, abstraction, transparent surfaces and deconstructed supports, paintings created with smoke, powdered metals, chemicals and resins: Polke relentlessly questioned the meaning and potential of painting over the course of his 50-year career.
|13 January 2017 - 04 March 2017
|Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 6pm
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