BLURRING BOUNDARIES: THE WOMEN OF AMERICAN ABSTRACT ARTISTS 1936-PRESENT
Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture (UTK) / 1715 Volunteer Blvd. November 15 - December 10th
Alice Trumbull Mason
Irene Rice Pereira
Charmion von Weigand
Past and present merge in the 2018 exhibition Blurring Boundaries: The Women of American Abstract Artists. In the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the intergenerational group of women artists of American Abstract Artists, Blurring Boundaries traces the history of the group’s female founding artists through contemporary practicing members. The exhibition highlights fifty-four works, emphasizing each artist’s approach to the central tenets of abstraction — composition, color, content, and material. Included are well-known founders and early members like Perle Fine, Gertrude Greene, Alice Trumbull Mason, Charmion von Wiegand, Esphyr Slobodkina, and I. Rice Pereira, alongside a cast of contemporary makers including President Emeritae Merrill Wagner, Beatrice Riese, and Irene Rousseau.