THE FIGURE IN PROCESS: DE KOONING TO KAPOOR 1955-2015
AT PAUL ALLEN PIVOT ART + CULTURE
December 5 – February 28, 2016
The Figure in Process: de Kooning to Kapoor 1955-2015 features masterworks by some 20 internationally renowned contemporary and modern artists. The exhibition explores the interpretation of the human figure through works made over six decades by artists from around the world, drawn from public and private Pacific Northwest and international collections.
The exhibition is organized by Dr. David Anfam, a world-renowned historian of modern American art based in London, and the Senior Consulting Curator and Director of the Research Center at the Clyfford Still Museum in Colorado. The Figure in Process presents seldom-seen paintings by modern masters such as Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, David Hockney, Willem de Kooning and Wayne Thiebaud as well as sculptures by Barry X Ball, Alberto Giacometti and Anish Kapoor. A 26-foot-long canvas by contemporary German painter Jonas Burgert will be complemented by paintings from artists Lita Cabellut and Ruben Pang, on view for the first time. One of the aims of the exhibition is to combine iconic art works with those by emerging or lesser-known artists to create a vibrant interaction.
Pivot Art + Culture is a 3,000-square-foot concept space located on the ground floor of the newly constructed Allen Institute building in the heart of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. It is an initiative of Vulcan Inc. and Paul G. Allen with a mission to make art accessible to the public. The Director of Pivot Art + Culture is Ben Heywood, one of the founders and Executive Director of The Soap Factory art space in Minneapolis; he was previously Deputy Director of The Henry Moore Sculpture Trust in Leeds, UK and the officer leading on national public art policy at the Arts Council of England, London, UK.
609 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Ground floor of the Allen Institute building on Westlake between Mercer and Broad in the South Lake Union area of Seattle.