Postwar Abstraction will focus on both abstract expressionism and geometric abstraction, which were championed in the 1950s by the New York School. These initial works were created by a small group of artists who had fled Europe during World War II to seek refuge in America. Their work dramatically changed the direction of American Art and placed America, and New York City, as the new center of contemporary art.
Visions in Granite III will be an exhibition and sale of works from a prominent New Hampshire collection, which were assembled during the past two decades. The exhibition will include over 20 paintings by the most sought after artists of the White Mountain painters, such as Benjamin Champney, Frank Henry Shapleigh, Samuel Lancaster Gerry, and Edward Hill.