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‘American Modernism’ at Forum Gallery, New York

"Synchromist Still Life," c. 1916-17, by James H. Daugherty, Oil on canvas, 19 3/4 x 29 5/8 inches
(Courtesy: Artist and Forum Gallery)

Familiarize yourself with European Modernism’s cousin with the ongoing exhibition “American Modernism.” The group exhibition is being showcased by Forum Gallery at its New York venue. The show looks into the lesser-known philosophical mode of thought and the art that was created because of it.

The term “American Modernism” is used in the world of art much like the modernism movement in general. It is a trend of philosophical thought arising from the widespread changes in culture and society in the age of modernity. One can essentially say that American Modernism is an artistic and cultural movement in the United States beginning at the turn of the 20th century, with a core period between World War I and World War II. Quite similar to its European counterpart, American modernism stemmed from a rejection of Enlightenment thinking, seeking to better represent reality in a new, more industrialized world.

Forum Gallery was founded in New York City in 1961 as a gallery of American figurative art. Among the first artists represented were Raphael Soyer, Chaim Gross, David Levine and Gregory Gillespie. The gallery was a founding member of the Art Dealers Association of America in 1962. From its inception, Forum Gallery’s contemporary exhibition program has been augmented by mounting curated, thematic exhibitions of historic importance, in keeping with the gallery’s focus on humanism.

The exhibition is on view through March 11, 2018, at Forum Gallery, 475 Park Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY 10022.

For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/forum-gallery/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.

 

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