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The Word Of Modern Art: Artists as Writers

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

March 5 – October 30, 2015

Painting in vibrant red tones with a male figure and a horse in the foreground. The man's clothing are in blue tones but his face is light brown and appears to be wearing a red toned mask which leans on his shoulder to the right of his face. He is reaching towards the horse although his hands are not visible underneath his cloak. The horse is in dark blue and green with a red mask hanging on its stomach.
Art work in muted grey colors with dark outlines features a person close to us in the front and houses and two small people in the back. The person in the front is holding bouquet of flowers which has pale pink coloring in the center. Their facial features are disjointed from reality and there is a smile side profile of a face coming out from the left side of their head.
Painting of a nude woman with dark brown, knee length hair, standing on a river bank surrounded by trees holding a bare tree branch sticking out from the left side of the composition. Another female figure bends over with her touching the ground beneath the standing woman's feet. The painting is framed by a gold border.
Metal sculpture of the head of a young boy. His head is very round, with large eyes with a wide placement on his face. His noise is barely prominent, with only the circular nostrils and the tip of it standing out. His lips are small and circular and are slightly parted, giving him a confused, concerned, innocent expression.
Black and white photo of a sculpture of two people seated, embracing each other while facing us. Their bodies are interconnected, with a female form being majority visible while the form behind her is hidden. She reaches up to caress the other figures head while their hand is melded into her chest.
Framed painting of a bouquet of flowers in a glass vase sitting on magenta fabric. The background is a warm orange, and the flowers are in shades of red, white, purple, and light pink with black centers and green stems.
Abstract composition of a group of people in a library. The books and the clothing of the people are all in primary colors: yellow, blue, and red. There are some splotches of black such as in the middle of the piece with a human figure wearing a black suit, standing carrying a stack of books. The tables and bookshelves are grey, and the floor and the skin of the people are medium brown. On the left, coming towards us is a diagonal line of people reading animatedly.
Black and white painting of seven seated humanoid figures. On the left, six of the figures are twin sculptures, almost identical and facing each other. The heads of these sculptures are tiny and barely visible. On the right side one figure sits alone, and has a stoic, defined face.
Line drawing of eight similar figures divided by horizontal lines with two figures in each section. The figures are all laying on their sides, either propped up by their elbows or hands and are humanoid but made of organic shapes. The figures get progressively larger as you move down the frame.
Cartoonish line drawing of a circular female face with a confident expression. Her hair is made up of circles with haphazard lines patterned through them. Her lips are triangular, her nose long and skinny, and she has one eyebrow arched defiantly.
Charcoal in black and white of a young man with a cigarette in his mouth. The drawing is in the center of a yellowed, white piece of paper with the words "Raphael Soyer 1942" beneath the sketch. There is a harsh highlight on the right side of the man's face, and he raises his dark eyebrows quizzically. He is wearing a button down shirt, has a pointed chin, and wavy, dark hair.
Bouquet of lilacs in a dark, geometric vase sitting on a newspaper. In the background is a dark, twilight night sky, and to the right you can see muted red house with a yellow top which appears to be on fire. To the left there is a sweeping grey and white stripe of rough color.
Drawing in dull colors of three apples surrounding a small blue dish at the center left. Shading is done in and around the items in straight black lines, as well as green, red, and yellow on the fruit. One apple sits on the left side of the dish and the other two on the right rest on a white piece of fabric.
Formal black text heading, "The Word of Modern Art: Artists as Writers" with a lengthy description on a white background.
White walled gallery space with light brown wood flooring. Closest to use on the left on a wall going diagonally to the right is the painting by Marsden Hartley, "Anemones". On the right side of the frame you can see several small sculptures mounted on white rectangular blocks, and beneath the framed art works on the left wall there are pieces of paper and books scattered on a white shelf.
Front view of the wall with framed art works. Closest to us are glass covered box installations, and to the right of us against the wall is small medium brown sculpture of female form seated cross legged.
View of two white gallery wall intersection to the center right of us. The walls are crowded with framed art pieces, most prominently a large painting of a female and male figure on the left and a portrait of a young man with dark hair on the top right. Directly in front of us is series of tiny dark colored sculptures mounted on a rectangular box with a glass covering them. There is a light brown wood bench directly behind this installation.
View of the front three walls of the exhibition. The one one the left is the same wall that features the portrait of a young man and is also covered in a collection of framed drawings. In the bottom left corner there is a small sculpture in dark brown of a young man's face. To the right you can see the initial mounted description of the exhibition as well as more artworks on the walls.
Cropped image showing only the left wall in the previous description. An open book in a glass box on a rectangular mount in now more prominent on the right front of us.