December 3, 2005 – January 28, 2006
Step into Liquid: Jane Callister, Pia Fries, James Hayward, Michael Reafsnyder, David Reed
In post-war American abstraction, wet became the new deep. The idea of wetness became a primary metaphor for a whole manner of painting in which the fluidity of the surface provides the narrativity once provided by pictorial depth. Since most wet painting in recent years has been in the figurative idiom, Guest Curator Dave Hickey revisits this tradition of abstraction in some of its current manifestations in Southern California where the language of liquidity has its own iconography.