Betty Woodman in “With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985” at Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, June 26 - November 28, 2021

June 26, 2021 through November 28, 2021
Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College

This ambitious exhibition, curated by Anna Katz, brings together American artists associated with the Pattern and Decoration movement in the first such comprehensive and scholarly survey. The exhibition showcases painting, sculpture, collage, ceramics, installation and performance which embraced craft-based and decorative traditions and approached art-making from a sometimes dizzying appreciation of historic sources and feminist aesthetics. The exhibition includes works by several artists only loosely tied to P & D including Betty Woodman’s breakthrough wall-based sculptures made in the late 1970s and early 1980s which consider function and the decoration historically connected to ceramics as their subject matter.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.  Click here to purchase the catalogue.

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