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Janet Bishop ß 4 ReadMestic interiors musicians rowers and bathers with lush gestural paint handling and an extraordinary sense of color In 1958–59 Park reached his expressive peak reveling in the sensuous ualities of paint to create intensely physical psychologically charged and deeply felt canvases This fertile period cut short by illness in 1960 Park transferred
his creative energy to other mediums when he could no longer work on canvas In the last months of his lifecreative energy to other mediums when he could no longer work on canvas In the last months of his life he produced an extraordinary thirty foot long felt tip pen scroll and a poignant series of gouaches Published to accompany the first major museum exhibition of Park’s work in than thirty years David Park A Retrospective traces the full arc of the artist’s career from his early social realist and cubist inspired *efforts of the 1930s to his mature figurative paintings of th. *of the 1930s to his mature figurative paintings of th. .
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Final Works On Paper Anworks on paper An of Park’s full body of work by Janet Bishop SFMOMA’s Thomas Weisel Family Curator of Painting and Sculpture will be joined by approximately ninety full color plates of paintings and works on paper; an essay by Tara McDowell on the figure drawing sessions held by Park Richard Diebenkorn Elmer Bischoff Frank Lobdell and others in their studios starting in 1953; short essays on Park’s scroll his gouaches and the portraits that Imogen Cunningham and Park made of each other; and an illustrated chronology Published in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Exhibition schedule Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth June 2–September 8 2019 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts December 21 *2019–MARCH 15 2020 SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM *15 2020 San Francisco Museum Modern Art October 4 2020–January 18 20. ,
This generously illustrated volume is the first *Comprehensive Publication Devoted To Powerfully Expressive *publication devoted to the powerfully expressive of David 1911–60 Best nown as the founder of Bay Area Figurative art Park moved from Boston to California at the age of seventeen and spent most
of his adult life in and around San Francisco In the immediate postwar years like many avant gardehis adult life in and around San Francisco In the immediate postwar years like many avant garde artists he engaged with Abstract Expressionism and painted non objectively In a moment of passion in 1949 he made the radical decision to abandon nearly all of his abstract canvases at the Berkeley city dump and return to the human figure in so doing marking the beginning of the Bay Area Figurative movement The astonishingly powerful paintings he made in the decade that followed brought together his long held interest in classic subjects such as portraiture do.