Richard Diebenkorn Art Exhibition Opening In The East Bay This Weekend
If you are a modern art lover looking for some visual stimulation this weekend, check out the new exhibition, Closely Considered – Diebenkorn in Berkeley, opening at the Richmond Art Center this Sunday, September 14, 2014.
In case you aren’t familiar with the name, Richard Diebenkorn was a leading artist in the California School of Abstract Expressionism, as well as an influential “first generation” artist in the Bay Area Figurative Movement during the 1950s and ‘60s. From the mid-1950s to 1966 Diebenkorn lived in Berkeley, and during these years his work evolved from abstract to figurative painting. Work from his Berkeley years will be exhibited along with the work of other important artists of the Bay Area Figurative Movement.
The exhibition runs through November 16, and will be enhanced by a series of events beginning with the opening reception on September 13, 2014 and continuing with discussions, activities, and a documentary about Diebenkorn. I think this combination of art and accompanying events is intriguing, and it promises to provide participants with a thought-provoking experience that will appeal to a broad spectrum of tastes and sensibilities.