The New York School (just one name of many used to organized the nebulous 50s abstract expressionist movement) was a group of artists and intellectuals that reads like a whos who among now heavy-weight auction darlings. Pollock, DeKooning, Cage, Ginsbergthe list goes on like a name-droppers wet dream. Although fundamentally a painters party at heart, the New York School was an all-expansive avant-garde collective that praised experimentation and improvisation in all media.
Head over to Rohrer gallery in lovely Laguna to see how five recent New York MFA grads build off the coattails of a collective art past using such disparate media and styles as acrylic paint, printmaking, collage and embroidery to further delve into this new (and increasingly digital) age of exploration.
July 12-Sept. 6, 2008