Orange County Museum of Art presents California Landscape Into Abstraction

. December 31, 2013

The Orange County Museum of Art presents California Landscape Into Abstraction an exhibition on view through MARCH 9.

John Altoon, Untitled (Ocean Park Series), 1962; oil on canvas, 72 x 84 in

John Altoon, Untitled (Ocean Park Series), 1962; oil on canvas, 72 x 84 in

One of the recurring themes in California art over the past century is the relationship between abstraction and landscape. Particularly in Southern California, a deep schism opened up in the 1930s between naturalist landscape painters and those of a more modernist inclination, and the breach has never entirely healed. This exhibition, drawn entirely from OCMA’s collection, explores ways in which artists from the West Coast have played a role in transforming landscape into abstraction and at times, back again.

California Landscape into Abstraction: Works from the Orange County Museum of Art is organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by Chief Curator Dan Cameron.

Orange County Museum of Ar
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Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Category: Fine Art

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