at Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA)
22 January - 12 March 2006
free public opening reception
Sunday, 22 January 2006, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Arshile Gorky (1904–48) is widely regarded as one of the most pivotal and significant artists in the development of 20th-century American art. After moving to
The 47 works included in Gorky: The Early Years offer new references and insights into this legendary artist during his seminal period as he explored the avant garde sensibilities of the time. Melvin P. Lader (widely regarded as the eminent scholar on the work of Arshile Gorky and author of numerous books on Gorky and Abstract Expressionism) notes in the accompanying exhibition catalogue, “Examples of his absorption of Analytic Cubism, Synthetic Cubism, and aspects of Surrealism are plentiful among these works …”
Gorky: The Early Years is curated by Jack Rutberg, Director of Jack Rutberg Fine Arts,
Gorky: The Early Years presents an excellent opportunity for artists, especially students, to study up close the formal and technical development of one of the last century’s great artists. MOCRA is happy to work with educators and to arrange class visits during and outside of regular gallery hours. Please call 314.977.7170 or e-mail MOCRA for more information.