2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 10a-6p Tu-Fri · 11a-5:30p Sat
William A. Karges Fine Art - Post War Art
The formative years after WWII marked a dramatic turn not only in global affairs, but also in modes of artistic production and consumption. The popularity of Abstract Expressionism in New York in the 1940s would eventually lead to a transition from Europe to the United States as the "art capital" of the world. Just as the Realism of European academic painters gave way to the looser brush work of various broadly termed "Impressionist" styles (which in turn gave way to Reductivist Modernism during the interwar period) the second half of the 20th century was characterized by a shift away from historical means of representation. Join us at William A. Karges Fine Art and view works by second generation Bay Area Figurative artist Henry Villierme (1928-2013), Christopher Warner, Southern California Modernist Millard Sheets (1907 - 1989), Pacific Northwest Modernist Z.Z. Wei (b. 1957), and Contemporary Photographer Will Pierce.