The exhibition and catalog, Paint on Metal: Modern and Contemporary Explorations and Discoveries, brings together modern and contemporary artists working with traditional painting and sculptural techniques, each with a common bond—the use of metal as the canvas or the form upon which color is applied in a symbiotic melding of surface and substrate. Artists using such metals as aluminum, copper, brass, and tin do so for a variety of reasons—the qualities of light inherent in the material; the stable, smooth surface upon which to apply paint; and the ability of the material to be manipulated into a number of forms. The end result of the embellished metal surface is visually compelling and conceptually varied.
Artists featured in the exhibition and catalog: René Pierre Allain, Sally Anderson, Kim Anno, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Stuart Arends, Robert Arneson, Charles Arnoldi, John Baldessari, Scott Barber, Billy Al Bengston, Fletcher Benton, Ellen Berkenblit, Tony Berlant, Michael Berman, Carlotta Boettcher, Alexander Calder, Marco Casentini, John Chamberlain, Robert Cottingham, Constance De Jong, Lois Dodd, Simon Donovan, Sally Elesby, Margaret Evangeline, Janet Fish, Nancy Graves, Léonie Guyer, Richard Haas, Harmony Hammond, Aryen Hart, Julie Heffernan and Kathleen Anderson, Scott Hess, Tom Holland, Alex Katz, David T. Kessler, John Kindness, Imi Knoebel, Grace Knowlton, Don Maynard, Lynn McCarty, Matt McClune, Keith Milow, Joan Miró, Olivier Mosset, Manuel Neri, Don Nice, Patti Parsons, John Pomara, Joseph Raffael, Robert Rauschenberg, Peter Reginato, Judith Rothschild, Robert Ryman, Vytas Sakalas, Nancy Scheinman, Barbara Schwartz, David Smith, Frank Stella, Inez Storer, Richard Taylor, Roy Thurston, John Tuomisto-Bell, Paul Waldman, Tom Wesselmann, Andrew Young, Jason Young, Otto Zitko.
Curated by Dr. Julie Sasse, Chief Curator
Edited by Mary Sasse. Foreword by Laurie J. Ruff, CEO, and essay by Dr. Julie Sasse, Chief Curator. Designed by PS Studios, Inc. Phoenix, Arizona; with printing by Ben Franklin Press, Tempe, Arizona. Published by the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block.
Hardcover. 154 pp.
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