David Park: A Retrospective is the first major museum exhibition in more than 30 years to present the powerfully expressive work of David Park (1911-1960), best known as the founder of Bay Area Figurative art. In the immediate postwar years, Park, like many avant-garde American artists, engaged with Abstract Expressionism and painted non-objectively. In a moment of passion, he made the radical decision to abandon nearly all of his abstract canvases at an East Bay dump.
This groundbreaking film explores the lives of five Oregon veterans, who not only served their country honorably, but were forced to serve in silence and at great risk to themselves, their careers and their families.
NR-Mature Subject Matter
Run Time: 54 minutes