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PAINTINGS of the 1950s

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Radiance Oil on Canvas 50 X 40" © Courtesy of the artist & ACME Fine Art
PAINTINGS of the 1950s

1 Thayer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
November 17th, 2012 - December 22nd, 2012
Opening: November 17th, 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Wednesday -Saturday 11am-5:00pm and by appointment

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ACME Fine Art is pleased to announce that an exhibition of six rare early paintings by Myrna Harrison will open with a Reception from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, 17 November 2012. The artist will be on hand to discuss her work and meet the public.

The exhibition consist of works that are among the most abstract in the artist's formidable oeuvre. They were created immediately following Harrison's period of study at the Hans Hofmann Schools in both New York and Provincetown.  

In conjunction with the publication of a monograph about her that was published earlier this year Harrison wrote: Oceans and deserts fascinate me.  They share spatial openness, an unending skyline, subtle changes in form and color as the sun moves across the sky, and a demand that we adapt to them.  They will not adapt to us.  Both have an intense, vibrant presence -- which is not surprising: deserts began life as oceans millions of years ago.  I want my work to express that vibrant intensity. The monograph is available through ACME Fine Art and through the Provincetown Art Association and Museum as well.