San Francisco, California (WiredPRNews.com) — The Oceanside Museum of Art situated in Oceanside, California will be presenting the radiant works of Karl Benjamin during the upcoming Vibrant Edge exhibition featuring paintings of Karl Benjamin from the 60s, 70s and 80s. The exhibition opened up with a preview reception on Saturday, July 19th.
The exhibition will be available to the public in October. It is an illustration of how a painting icon from the Western coast became popular as one of the best among the Hard Edge’s founding fathers.
Benjamin, whose opus spans a half century, says that colors are the subject matter of painting. Since his earlier years, he has been coloring his canvases with orchestrated colors which vibrate through geometrical shapes and crisp and clean edges. He was one among four artists featured in the ‘Four Abstract Classicists’, a 1959 landmark exhibition. The other three artists were John McLaughlin, Frederick Hammersley and Lorser Feitelson.
Benjamin was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Grant twice in Visual Arts and his works have been presented in the collected works of Whitney Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Seattle Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is a professor emeritus at Claremont Graduate School and Pomona College where he has taught the art of painting for several years.
An art critic from Los Angeles, David Pagel, is going to present a lecture slide on the art work of Karl Benjamin in the museum on August 21st from 7 pm to 9 pm. Pagel has been the chair of Claremont Graduate University’s Department of Arts. Admission fee for the slide lecture is $5 and complimentary for members of OMA.
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