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Circa 1945: Abstract Art in the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation Collection

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

Opening reception July 19, 8 pm

July 19 – September 15, 2019

Painting of geometric shapes separated by black lines in a variety of oranges, greens, blues, greys, and whites. On the top left there is a shape resembling the side profile of a human face with a triangular hand painted in red, a large box body, and an L shaped leg pointing to the right.

Peter Busa, Provincetown, c. 1948

Oil on canvas, 45 x 31 inches

A painting of geometric buildings in bright colors. In the background a portion of a body of water is showing. At the front of a composition there is an orange bulletin board with white slips of paper tacked to a muted blue portion in the center of it. In front of the bulletin board there is a yellow fire hydrant with a small light orange and blue sign next to it that reads "Dutra Taxi".

Sylvia Carewe, Untitled (Dutra Taxi), c. 1945

Oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

Painting on a white background of a large splash of black paint in a zig zag, haphazard shape.

Willem de Kooning, Untitled, Rome, 1959

Ink on paper, 40 x 30 inches

Painting of a front facing portrait of a woman in an abstract style on a burnt orange background. Her face is colored in shades of sea blue and green, her hair is deep burgundy, and she is wearing a dark blue shirt with think white stripes. Her facial features are outlined in and there are swirls in her hair in thin white lines.

Byron Browne, Head of a Woman, 1938

Oil on canvas, 28 x 24 inches

Composition of a black and white background of thin, metal structures forming triangular shapes with blue, orange, pink, and red rectangles and white triangles painted over them.

Irene Rice Pereira, Untitled, 1941

Mixed media on paper, 14 x 11 inches