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Hard Edges for Hard Times: New Etchings by Tom Marioni

Crown Point Press announces Hard Edges for Hard Times, an exhibition featuring five new etchings by Bay Area conceptual artist Tom Marioni. In reference to the new prints, Marioni wrote, “In the 1960s, there was a cultural revolution. Minimalism was the art of the time. It was based on hard-edge painting and sculpture. Today, in the 2020s, we are in another cultural revolution. Everyone is an artist, and hard edges are back.” The Hard-edge movement within painting began in the late 1950s in reaction to the abstract expressionists. In contrast to the loose, colorful, gestural brushwork of the abstract expressionists, Hard-edge painters mostly used straight lines and strict forms in monochromatic palettes. Minimalism, born out of Hard-edge in early 1960s New York, pushed further the formalism of simplicity. Please visit the link below for more information.
Relevant research areas: Contemporary

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