Bold Abstractions: Selections from the DMA Collection 1966-1976 explores work produced by artists who challenged the boundaries of traditional easel painting over the course of a decade, beginning in 1966. On view February 20 through August 2, 2015, in the DMA’s Barrel Vault and two of the surrounding galleries, the exhibition brings together twenty-eight works of art drawn exclusively from the Museum’s holdings and private collections in Dallas. Inspired by the work of Frank Bowling, Barry Le Va, and Chosil Kil, this exhibition examines the sophisticated formal and phenomenological investigations that push paint—and painting—beyond its historical format.
The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Partners and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
images: Jules Olitski, Mojo Working, 1966, acrylic on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Marcus Fund © Estate of Jules Olitski; Barry Le Va, Cut, Placed Parallel, 1967, felt and aluminum, Dallas Museum of Art, DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund © Barry Le Va; Frances Barth, Bowery Two, 1972, acrylic on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Hoffman; Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale Ovale, 1969, porcelain, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Trammell Crow © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome; Frank Stella, York Factory Sketch, No. 1, 1970, acrylic on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated © Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Julian Stanczak, Fractiones, 1969, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Elizabeth M. and Duncan E. Boeckman