Diane Rosenstein Fine Art is pleased to announce "WHY ABSTRACT?” a panel
discussion on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 from 4pm - 6pm in Beverly Hills, CA.
Panelists Kristina Newhouse (Curator, UAM/CSULB), Peter Frank (Writer),
and artists Mara DeLuca, Daniel Cummings, and Eben Goff will
explore the evolving question and legacy of "Abstraction' in painting &
sculpture. A new generation of artists revisits questions raised in the early
1950's, and finds new answers. The panel's title refers to Hillaire Hiler's 1945
book, "Why Abstract?" - a discussion on the theory behind abstract painting.
Kristina Newhouse is the Curator of Exhibitions at the University Art
Museum at Cal State Long Beach. In Fall 2012, she will present two new
curated exhibitions at the UAM by painters working in abstraction, Patrick
Wilson: Pull and Linda Day: Swimming in Paint. Peter Frank is art critic for the
Huffington Post and Associate Editor for Fabrik Magazine. Frank, who recently
served as Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum, has organized
numerous theme and survey shows, including “Driven to Abstraction: Southern
California and the Non-Objective World, 1950-1988,” for the Riverside Art
Museum. Mara DeLuca received her M.F.A. at California Institute of the Arts,
Valencia, CA (2004). Her solo show of paintings, "saltus fidei/ Leap of Faith,"
was on view last fall at Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles. Eben Goff received his
M.F.A. at UCLA (2009). In 2011, he exhibited "Batholith Etchings" at Ruth
Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica. Daniel Cummings received his M.F.A.
from UCLA (2007). Recently, "Drawing, Painting, Sculpture" was on view at
ACME Los Angeles. In 2011, he had a solo show of paintings at the Santa
Monica Museum of Art.
Diane Rosenstein Fine Art is a new contemporary gallery in Beverly Hills.
The Inaugural exhibition, "CLEVE GRAY: The Connecticut Paintings," is on view
through June 10th. "The Washington School," a group show of paintings by
Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis, Thomas Downing, Howard Mehring, Gene
Davis, and Leon Berkowitz opens on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012.