January 12 through April 29, 2013

This exhibition features 26 works on paper from the collection of the Arkansas Arts Center of Little Rock. Works include prints and drawings dating from the late 1960s to the mid-90s that showcase a range of different approaches and styles. Artists represented include American artists such as Lee Krasner, Elsworth Kelly, and Helen Frankenthaler, as well as international artists who lived or worked in the US and influenced the work of American artists, including Ilya Bolotowski, Jack Tworkov, and Sean Scully. Some of the works in this diverse collection demonstrate the artists’ exploration of new media or styles, or were early sketches for later larger works, providing insight into the methods and thought processes of some of the most well-known artists of the twentieth century. Exploring ideas of abstraction from gestural Abstract Expressionist works through geometric minimalist approaches and beyond, Abstractions on Paper offers a glimpse into the evolving concept of the abstraction in American art. Abstractions On Paper is sponsored by: Jackye and Curtis Finch