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A retrospective survey of watercolors and drawings by noted abstract expressionist artist Michael Loew will open on Saturday 9 February at ACME Fine Art in Boston. A reception from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. will mark t he occasion. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday 2 March at the gallery and on-line at www.acmefineart.com. 

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The exhibition will b e composed of works created between the late 1930s and 1985\, and it highli ghts drawings and watercolors that were made as studies for paintings or mu rals\, as well as finished\, stand alone artworks.  

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Michael Loew w as a master of weaving geometry with nature. He seemed to delight in explor ing the limits of nature based abstraction. Throughout his career one can s ee a back and forth between the almost totally abstract\, and the represent ational. Although it is impossible to say how and where Loew's modern tende ncies originated\, it is fair to say that his experiences\, his education\, and his own interests led him in a distinctly avant-garde direction very e arly on. On the side of experience\, one might point out his collaboration with DeKooning on a 1939 NYC World's Fair mural that led to a life-long fri endship that must have influenced Loew. Certainly\, his post war training u nder one of the most important nature-based abstract expressionists\, Hans Hofmann\, also proved to have had significant influence. Then\, there was h is study abroad at the Atelier Leger. Although various influences may have come to bear on Michael Loew\, his work is always in his own true voice\, a nd that voice is consistently clear\, concise\, and elegantly expressive. < /p>\n

 A comprehensive exhibition catalogue including an essay by Susan C . Larsen is available through the gallery. Please contact ACME Fine Art for further information about Michael Loew\, or this exhibition.

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