James Brooks: Paintings and Works on Paper 1945 – 1949 focuses on Brooks’ work following his time in the service showcasing his introduction to abstraction. Looking at Picasso and Braque, Brooks played with synthetic cubism utilizing tight, compact forms in mostly muted and darker hues. Using improvisation as a starting point, one can see Brooks’ exploration of materials and abandonment of spatial convention highlighted in this catalogue.
Softcover, 32 pages
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