Brushed Up: Postwar Abstraction from Front Range Collections

Open to the public January 21 – March 20, 2022

As part of our twentieth-anniversary celebrations, the Vicki Myhren Gallery is excited to present Brushed Up: Postwar Abstraction from Front Range Collections. This special exhibition explores trends in American abstract art and demonstrates the wide-ranging techniques and styles adopted by artists during the 1950s and 1960s. The works in the show, on loan from prominent local collections, illustrate the pervasive influence of Abstract Expressionism and register the stylistic evolution that occurred across more than twenty years of production.

Featured artists: Mary Abbott, Paul Brach, Jay DeFeo, Dorothy Dehner, Edward Dugmore, Friedel Dzubas, Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Michael Goldberg, Grace Hartigan, Hans Hofmann, Vance Kirkland, Franz Kline, Elaine de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Pat Passlof, Theodoros Stamos, Clyfford Still, and Michael (Corinne) West.

With special thanks for the participation of DU Professor Emerita, Gwen Chanzit, who was instrumental in the establishment of the Vicki Myhren Gallery twenty years ago and curated the gallery’s first exhibition in 2001.

Check back later for more student-driven content from the exhibition!