Circa 1969: Selections from the Permanent Collection

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Circa 1969: Selections from the Permanent Collection

EXHIBITION: April 19–August 11, 2024
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 20, 4-6pm

PHOEBE & BELMONT TOWBIN WING

Circa 1969: Selections from the Permanent Collection, April 19 – August 11, presents paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture made between 1968 and 1972 reflecting a transitional time in the Woodstock art scene. Richard Florsheim’s Combat alludes to the opposition of the Vietnam War, while Mari Lyons’s 1969 depicts the iconic “hippie” style – long hair, vests, bell-bottom pants, loose dresses and bare feet –  trends which became symbolic of the counterculture movement of the 1960s. Other works parallel drastic changes in art including Bernard Steffen’s Op Art screenprint Double Vibra; William Pachner’s Color Field print Untitled (Color Flow), and Bruce Dorfman’s abstract painting and assemblage Cameo. Circa 1969 looks at a pivotal moment in the history of the Woodstock Colony and includes 24 works by artists: Mari Lyons, Georges A. Malkine, Lily Ente, Bernard Steffen, Katherine Schmidt, Julio de Diego, Barbara Neustadt, Bruce Dorfman, William Pachner, Elliott Landy, Albert Handell, Richard A. Florsheim, Kurt Sluizer, Cecile Germaine, Manette van Hamel, Franklin Alexander, Gary Hill, and Grace Greenwood. This exhibition is curated by Nicole L. Goldberg, Executive Director, WAAM.

Image: Bruce Dorfman, The Woodstock Poster, 1969, lithographic crayon, tusche, 36 x 24 inches.

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