Circles Exhibition Preview—Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist

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
Not a Circles member? Join here or call the Circles of Support office at 602.257.2115.
Image credit: Agnes Pelton, Messengers, 1932. Oil on canvas. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum; Gift of the Melody S. Robidoux Foundation. 

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