Reception: Ibram Lassaw - Projection Paintings

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Date and Time

5:00pm Wed Apr 11, 2018

Part of the Exhibition

Please join us from 5 - 7 p.m. for a reception celebrating the Projection Paintings of Ibram Lassaw in the Western Gallery.

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About the exhibition

April 9 - May 12

The first generation New York Abstract Expressionist sculptor Ibram Lassaw created his "projection paintings" in the late 1940s, long before projections became a common form of art. The works are painted on 2 x 2 inch glass slides by dripping or brushing dyes over the surfaces, and at times etching over dyed areas with a needle to make designs. These miniature abstract paintings transform into monumental light images of vibrant color when projected on a wall surface. Lassaw quipped that these may have been the smallest and largest paintings of the Abstract Expressionist era. Read more.

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