St. Peter's College Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of small works celebrating 70 years of the American Abstract Artists (AAA) opening with a reception for the artists on Wednesday March 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The exhibition will run through Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Since its inception in 1936, the AAA has played a pivotal role in the evolution of abstraction in America. American Abstract Artists is a democratic, artist-run organization, which exists to expand ideas and promote the exposure and understanding of abstract and non-objective art. AAA's mandate is to organize, circulate and promote abstract art through organizing member exhibitions, producing member print portfolios and catalogues, distributing published materials internationally to cultural organizations, documenting member history in the Archives of American Art, publishing an AAA Journal, and hosting critical panels and symposia. To date the AAA has produced over 75 exhibitions of its membership in museums and galleries across the country. The group has published 12 Journals, brochures or books and produced 3 print portfolios.
The exhibition will feature the work of 70 members of the organization as well as books, posters, and other ephemera representing some of the group's past history. Among the exhibiting artists are 12 new members, and 4 past members - Beatrice Riese, Ward Jackson and Peter Pinchbeck who were seriously and actively involved with the organization for many years and renowned sculptor Ibram Lassaw, one of the original founding members. Works displayed will cover a range of mediums, including paintings, drawings, watercolors, and sculpture.