Curated by Daniel Belasco
Sara Bedrick Gallery
February 7 – July 12, 2015
Opening reception: February 7, 2015, 5–7 pm
Grace Hartigan, Marilyn, 1962, Oil on canvas, Collection of Hart and Beatrice Perry
Grace Hartigan (1922–2008) was prominent in the Abstract Expressionist group of New York artists in the 1950s. Grace Hartigan: Myths and Malls is the first museum show of her work since 2001, focusing on a dozen vigorously painted oils and works on paper that chart her shift from abstraction to Pop in the early 1960s, when she moved from New York to Baltimore. Hartigan devised a new painterly language to address popular culture, the urban environment, and her identity as a woman artist. Many of the paintings, collected by Hartigan's friend Beatrice Perry of Germantown, NY, have not been exhibited in decades.
Grace Hartigan, Reisterstown Mall, 1965, Oil on canvas, Collection of Hart and Beatrice Perry
Grace Hartigan, Grey Eyed Athena, 1961, Oil on canvas, Collection of Hart and Beatrice Perry