Activate (detail) 112 x 80 in collaboration painting by Mikel Frank and Gerard Amsellem

Driven to Abstraction | Group Exhibition | Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Gardens

Driven to Abstraction | Group Exhibition
September 23 through November 17, 2023

Driven to Abstraction showcases the broad range of styles artists use to express their visions and views without illustration. This exhibition, which is curated by Lisa Breznak, highlights the unique working methods of nine artists by choosing multiple works by each to give visitors an in-depth view of the many varied materials, aesthetics, approaches, and versatility included under the umbrella term “abstraction”.

Each group of artist’s works presents the opportunity to see into the thought processes, emotions, scale, and techniques that individual artists use to viscerally communicate ideas and experiences when language is inadequate. By including contemporary abstract painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture, this exhibit demonstrates how far and wide the roots of this distinctive mid-20th century movement in American painting have spread and expanded the concepts and acceptance of non-objective imagery.

Artists: Gerard Amsellem, Sam Bartman, Ivy Dachman, Mikel Frank, Nils Hill, David Link, Rita Maas, Erna Marcus, and Kurt Steger.

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Activate (detail)
112 x 80 in
collaboration painting by Mikel Frank and Gerard Amsellem

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden
28 Deveau Rd.
North Salem, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Times: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

$12 - Adults
$8 - Seniors (65+)
$8 - Students with ID
$8 - Veterans
FREE - Children 5 & under
FREE - Members

Presenter: Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Gardens
Presenter Phone: 914-669-5033
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