“On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.” – Jackson Pollock
- The exhibit runs Oct. 4-11. Gallery hours are Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sun., 12-4 p.m.
- Opening reception: Sat., Oct. 4, 6-9 p.m.
- Location: Duke Gallery, APU West Campus, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa.
- Media representatives are invited to a special viewing on Fri., Oct. 3, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Schedule a time to view the paintings and speak with experts.
- Contact Allison Oster at (626) 815-4518.
- To obtain a photo of one of the paintings for your publication, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owner Erich Neumeth obtained the works more than 40 years ago, but has never exhibited these paintings, until now. They have sparked discussions over authenticity from artists and collectors alike due to the uncertainty of their history. Were they created by Pollock, or are they imitations? The October exhibit centers on Pollock’s style and technique and allow the audience to engage in the work and decide for themselves.
“The paintings raise questions relevant to authorship, history, scholarship, and science that the university is apt to facilitate,” said Jim Daichendt, Ed.D., associate professor of art history and exhibitions director. “When visiting the exhibit, I hope students and visitors engage with the paintings, looking carefully at the lines, colors, texture, and how these elements interact with one another. This process of actively engaging with works of art allows for a rich dialogue, something the Department of Art hopes will continue outside the university.”
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