Afterimages and More is More, at Akron Art Museum
Afterimages: Geometric Abstraction and Perception features large-scale abstract paintings, sculptures, prints, and interactive artwork from the 1960s and ‘70s. Through glittering patterns and radiant colors, these works create experiences that are both visual and mental. The works in the show do not illustrate complicated ideas or messages because the art is all about visual sensation. Several artists in the show are connected to Northeast Ohio, such as Richard Anuszkiewicz, Julian Stanczak, Ed Mieczkowski, and John Pearson. The remaining artists come from across the world—from Western art centers like New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, but also Eastern Europe, South America, and Japan. The majority of the works in the exhibition are on loan from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation in Chicago.
More is More: Visual Richness in Contemporary Art features artwork by 37 contemporary artists. The show contains 79 artworks that portray a wide variety of subject matter. Many of the artists evoke historical imagery such as nineteenth-century silhouettes and old photographs. The artworks are composed from several mediums, such as yarn, newspapers, feathers, paillettes, fish scales, and more. Together they provide a lush and dense presentation of texture, pattern, and color. The works are meant to delight and surprise viewers as they examine the details throughout the exhibition. In addition, More is More is hung salon style. With this historical method, objects are hung above one another, allowing viewers to see more art at once.
AFTERIMAGES: GEOMETRIC ABSTRACTION AND PERCEPTION | THROUGH JANUARY 9
Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries
MORE IS MORE: VISUAL RICHNESS IN CONTEMPORARY ART | THROUGH MARCH 27
Judith Bear Isroff Gallery and The Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Gallery
AKRON ART MUSEUM
One South High Street
Akron, Ohio 44308