Ilona Keserü is included in 'Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera'
Ilona Keserü and Anne Truitt feature in the exhibition 'Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera' at The Met Fifth Avenue, New York, opening 17 December.
The exhibition begins in the 1940s and extends into the 21st century to explore large-scale abstract painting, sculpture, and assemblage through more than 50 works from The Met collection, a selection of loans, and promised gifts and new acquisitions. Iconic works from The Met collection, such as Jackson Pollock’s classic “drip” painting, 'Autumn Rhythm' (1950) and Louise Nevelson’s monumental 'Mrs. N’s Palace' (1964–77) will be shown in conversation with works by international artists, such as Hungarian artist Ilona Keserü and the Japanese painter Kazuo Shiraga. The exhibition will also feature a gallery of works by the next generation of artists, including Anne Truitt, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Mangold, and Alejandro Puente, who tamed the highly pitched emotionalism of Abstract Expressionism by working in the hard edge and minimalist styles that came to define modern art in the 1960s and 1970s.
'Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera' is curated by Randall Griffey, Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Met.