Gene Davis: Hot Beat

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Brightly colored stripes multiply in rhythmic repetitions across the surface of a painting by Gene Davis. Remarkably original when they first appeared in the 1960s, they became the signature expression for one of the leading Color Field painters. With no more than a rectangular canvas and multicolor stripes, Davis created a richly varied body of work that looks as fresh today as it did when it first was shown. The large size of most of his canvases from the 1960s require a viewer to consider the relationships and rhythms over time, more like a musical composition than the dynamic, colorful, pop art images that emerged at the same time. This selection of fifteen classic striped paintings by Gene Davis from the 1960s reveals the ambitious vision and accomplishment of one of Washington, DC’s outstanding visual artists.Brightly colored stripes multiply in rhythmic repetitions across the surface of a painting by Gene Davis. Remarkably original when they first appeared in the 1960s, they became the signature expression for one of the leading Color Field painters. With no more than a rectangular canvas and multicolor stripes, Davis created a richly varied body of work that looks as fresh today as it did when it first was shown. The large size of most of his canvases from the 1960s require a viewer to consider the relationships and rhythms over time, more like a musical composition than the dynamic, colorful, pop art images that emerged at the same time. This selection of fifteen classic striped paintings by Gene Davis from the 1960s reveals the ambitious vision and accomplishment of one of Washington, DC’s outstanding visual artists.Credit

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Washington

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MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York

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4th and Constitution Avenue NW
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Gene Davis: Hot Beat Smithsonian American Art Museum Main address: Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th and G Sts NW DC 20004 Washington, United states Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th and G Sts NW DC 20004 Washington, United states Brightly colored stripes multiply in rhythmic repetitions across the surface of a painting by Gene Davis. Remarkably original when they first appeared in the 1960s, they became the signature expression for one of the leading Color Field painters. With no more than a rectangular canvas and multicolor stripes, Davis created a richly varied body of work that looks as fresh today as it did when it first was shown. The large size of most of his canvases from the 1960s require a viewer to consider the relationships and rhythms over time, more like a musical composition than the dynamic, colorful, pop art images that emerged at the same time. This selection of fifteen classic striped paintings by Gene Davis from the 1960s reveals the ambitious vision and accomplishment of one of Washington, DC’s outstanding visual artists.Brightly colored stripes multiply in rhythmic repetitions across the surface of a painting by Gene Davis. Remarkably original when they first appeared in the 1960s, they became the signature expression for one of the leading Color Field painters. With no more than a rectangular canvas and multicolor stripes, Davis created a richly varied body of work that looks as fresh today as it did when it first was shown. The large size of most of his canvases from the 1960s require a viewer to consider the relationships and rhythms over time, more like a musical composition than the dynamic, colorful, pop art images that emerged at the same time. This selection of fifteen classic striped paintings by Gene Davis from the 1960s reveals the ambitious vision and accomplishment of one of Washington, DC’s outstanding visual artists.Credit Book tickets