Artist Donald Sultan’s career began with his first solo exhibition in 1977 in New York City, when he was just 26 years old, and he rose to prominence in the 1980s. A painter, sculptor, and printmaker, Sultan is regarded for his ongoing large-scale painted still lifes featuring structural renderings of fruit, flowers, and other everyday objects, often abstracted and set against a rich, black background; but he is also noted for his significant industrial landscape series that began in the early 1980s entitled the Disaster Paintings, on which the artist worked for nearly a decade.
As a benefit of your Modern membership, you are invited to complimentary Art 101 classes designed to strengthen your connection to the Modern and broaden your knowledge of modern and contemporary art and architecture.
Each hour-long class will be hosted Wednesday evenings of selected months in Café Modern from 6 to 7 pm. A cash bar will be available. You are encouraged to bring friends. To make reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817.840.2115.
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Katherine Bernhardt’s vibrant and youthful paintings hover between abstraction and figuration. Recently, she has been working on paintings in which she juxtaposes everyday objects, such as those in Windex cigarettes basketball, 2016, that float flatly atop lushly painted, solid grounds of color. Her subjects abound in popular and consumer culture and are depicted in a simplified, flat, gestural style that approaches a cartoonish quality.