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Centennial Conversations Concludes with Contemporary Artist Discussion

BLACKOUT: A Centennial Commission by Paul Henry Ramirez

Throughout the Newark Museum’s Centennial, invited guest speakers and our own curators have led informative discussions that complement the celebratory exhibitions.  Aptly labeled, “Centennial  Conversations,” the final dialogue will be a Panel Discussion,  Abstract Art – A Living Legacy on Wednesday, April 28 from 6 pm to 8 pm.  An international group of contemporary artists will focus on the legacy of constructivist abstract art as is relates to their  own work.  This is the final program in a series for the acclaimed exhibition, Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s.  

The free event includes a reception followed by the artist panel discussion moderated by Matthew Deleget, director of MINUS SPACE, a Web site and gallery devoted to reductive art, located in Brooklyn, New York.   

Panelists are:

Lenora de Barros is a poet and visual artist based in São Paulo, Brazil, whose work includes video, poetic performance, photography and sound installation.   Having exhibited throughout Brazil and abroad, she is interested in exploring the abstract visual, aural and material signs of language.

 Paul Henry Ramirez is noted for his signature style of fleshy and pop-inspired abstraction.  With his site-specific installation BLACKOUT: A Centennial Commission by Paul Henry Ramirez, on view at the Newark Museum and organized in conjunction with Constructive Spirit, he has transformed the Museum’s Charles Engelhard Court using abstract, biomorphic forms and playful, bold color.

Don Voisine is an abstract painter based in Brooklyn, New York.  President of the New York-based American Abstract Artists group that was founded in 1936, he works with a visual vocabulary of pared-down geometric form to explore the possibilities of visual space within abstraction.

Call 973-596-6550 to pre-register.  Visit www.newarkmuseum.org for more details.

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