Julie Bozzi's landscapes depict the spaces between the picturesque events others tend to seek out as they scan a panorama. What they lack in heroic impact, however, they make up for in their subconscious familiarity as American places. A resident of Texas since 1980, Bozzi often paints areas around Fort Worth and Dallas, along the Gulf Coast, and in the eastern Texas Piney Woods. Her approach involves sitting in her car near dusk in front of the chosen site and painting directly onto the canvas. The format of her works - narrow vistas - echoes the view through her car windshield.
Joan Mitchell was a central figure of the second generation Abstract Expressionists. Although highly regarded by critics and fellow artists, Mitchell's achievement has never received full public recognition. The Paintings of Joan Mitchell, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, covers the artist's entire career, from 1951 until her death, featuring nearly 50 works both intimate and grand in scale.
Philip Guston Retrospective offers the most comprehensive survey of the artist's work to date. Almost a quarter century since the artist's last in-depth retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1979, this exhibition includes rarely seen works from the Guston estate. Also include in this comprehensive survey is a revealing survey of drawings that act as both prelude to and restatement of each stage of the artist's career.
In the "culmination of a great deal of hard work and generosity," the new Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will open the first exhibition in its new building in mid-December.