gallery talk: sasha nicholas on georgia o’keeffe: abstraction

at the whitney museum tonight, wednesday january 6, 2010 at 7 pm.  image and text below from the musuem’s website.  come here an insider’s overview of how the exhibition was curated, stories and technique behind the works and backstory on the artist’s mindset in this period of her career.

“Although Georgia O’Keeffe’s abstract works have often been overlooked by critics and curators, abstraction was an ongoing concern for the artist throughout her career. As she once stated, “The abstraction is often the most definite form for the intangible thing in myself that I can only clarify in paint.” Join Sasha Nicholas, one of the co-curators of Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction, for an inside look at the exhibition and O’Keeffe’s process and method.”

Georgia O’Keeffe, Blue Flower, 1918. Pastel on paper mounted on cardboard, 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm). Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico; gift of The Burnett Foundation. © Private collection

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