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Art Gallery Unveils One of the World's Largest Public Collections of Motherwell Drawings
Robert Motherwell (American 1915-1991), The Lyric Suite,1965. India ink on Japanese paper, 22.9 x 27.9 cm. Purchased with funds from an Anonymous Donor, with support from the Dedalus Foundation, 1998, 98/110. ©Estate of Robert Motherwell.


TORONTO.- The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) continues to celebrate the Abstract Expressionist movement with an exhibition of drawings by Robert Motherwell. Painting on Paper: The Drawings of Robert Motherwell, on view June 25 through December 11, 2011, showcases 55 works from the AGO collection, which houses one of the largest public holdings of drawings by Motherwell.

“This exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to explore the mind and works of Motherwell, an eloquent and passionate Abstract Expressionist,” says Matthew Teitelbaum, the AGO’s Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO. “Painting on Paper enriches the Abstract Expressionist New York experience at the AGO, giving visitors an in-depth look at the artistic process and evolution of one of the movement’s major figures.”

Curated by Brenda Rix, the AGO’s assistant curator of prints and drawings, Painting on Paper demonstrates how Motherwell’s motifs were imagined, refined and revisited over the span of his career by organizing the collection into several major chronological themes, ranging from the 1940s to the 1970s. The works on display were selected primarily from 74 drawings and paintings by Motherwell acquired by the AGO in 1998.

“Motherwell aims to express human feelings and the human spirit through gestural lines and bold forms,” says Rix. “His painterly drawings, executed on a wide variety of papers, reveal an admiration for the unique textures and tactile surfaces of paper.”

Painting on Paper augments Abstract Expressionist New York: Masterpieces from The Museum of Modern Art, the AGO’s major summer exhibition, which features three paintings and one drawing by Motherwell, exhibited alongside era-defining works by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning, among others.

Painting on Paper: The Drawings of Robert Motherwell is generously supported by The Dedalus Foundation. Abstract Expressionist New York: Masterpieces from The Museum of Modern Art is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. National Bank and Metropia are supporting sponsors of the exhibition.

Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) was a central figure in the development of Abstract Expressionism, a radical art movement originating in New York in the 1940s. He believed that ideas, feelings and the subconscious were best communicated through the bold forms and gestural lines of abstract art. An articulate speaker, scholar and prolific writer, he became a passionate spokesperson for the Abstract Expressionists. Drawings played an essential role in the gestation and evolution of his central themes and core visual ideas.





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