Circles of Support donors are invited to enjoy refreshments, live music, and remarks by Gilbert Vicario, The Selig Family Chief Curator, followed by an exclusive preview of Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist.
Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist is the first survey on the obscure American painter in more than 24 years. She painted conventional desert landscapes to make a living, but it was her abstract studies of earth and light, biomorphic compositions of delicate veils, shimmering stars, and atmospheric horizon lines, that distinguished her work. A believer in numerology, astrology, and faith healing, Pelton’s abstract compositions propelled her into an esoteric world epitomized by the Transcendental Painting Group (1938-1942), a short-lived group that promoted abstract, non-objective art. Although Pelton received some attention during her lifetime, she has been relatively unknown within the field of American Art.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:00 PM Reception
6:30 PM Remarks
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
RSVP by Thursday, February 28, 2019
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Image credit: Agnes Pelton, Messengers, 1932. Oil on canvas. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum; Gift of the Melody S. Robidoux Foundation.