Geometric Abstraction at MOLAA
|Carlos Cruz-Diez, Physichromie no. 1.015, 1975. Duker Collection, Pasadena|
Hard-edge Latin American abstraction is experiencing a resurgence of interest among scholars and museums. It was not much to the taste of MOLAA founder Robert Gumbiner, but his foundation acquired some examples, and this holding has been augmented since his 2009 death. MOLAA is now surveying the field with a one-room exhibition, "Abstract Art Beyond the Frame." Largely drawn from the permanent collection, the selection is augmented by several key loans from the Duker Collection, Pasadena, and a group of works donated by the family trust of Argentinian artist, novelist, and playwright Jorge Albertella, who lives in Palos Verdes. The show brings together well-known mid-century figures and younger artists working in this idiom from Argentina, Colombia, Honduras, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
|Installation view with sculptures by Alejandro Otero on the island|
|Carmelo Arden Quin, Laby, 1950. Duker Collection, Pasadena|
|Jesús Rafael Soto, Homage to the Human Being, 1971|
|Silvana Lacarra, untitled, 2003|
|Jorge Albertella, Ars Metallica 15a, 2006. Gift of the Albertella Family Trust|