This exhibition explores the evolution of French/American artist Françoise Gilot’s unique abstract, symbolist style from the early 1960s to her more current work.
The exhibition features over 40 works of art including oil paintings, watercolors, gouaches, monotypes and original prints, this exhibition explores the evolution of Gilot’s unique abstract, symbolist style from the early 1960s to her more current work. Interested in mythology, symbolism, and the power of memory, French/American artist Françoise Gilot expresses complex philosophical ideas with lyrical accessibility. Using abstract organic shapes Gilot reflects her dedication to the study of the formal elements: line, planes and tone-color coordination. Relying on structures, rhythms and color, Gilot often challenges the boundaries between figuration and abstraction by evoking rather than describing, to heighten the surface tension of the canvas and to entice and engage the imagination of the viewer.
Preview Reception Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 5pm to 7pm The reception is complementary for OMA members and $10 for nonmembers.
When: June 12 – November 13
Where: Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
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