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NY. Elmer Bischoff opening at MarinMOCA, February 29th

Elmer Bischoff, Figure Seated in Backyard, 1959. Oil on canvas, 68 x 68 inches. © The Estate of Elmer Bischoff. Collection of James Young in remembrance of his wife Gail Williams Young.

MarinMOCA. Museum of Contemporary Art. Elmer Bischoff. A Survey of Paintings and Drawings, 1937-1972.

Elmer Bischoff, Figure Seated in Backyard, 1959. Oil on canvas, 68 x 68 inches. © The Estate of Elmer Bischoff. Collection of James Young in remembrance of his wife Gail Williams Young.
Elmer Bischoff, Figure Seated in Backyard, 1959. Oil on canvas, 68 x 68 inches. © The Estate of Elmer Bischoff.
Collection of James Young in remembrance of his wife Gail Williams Young.

February 29 – April 19

We are pleased to share news of Marin MOCA’s upcoming survey exhibition of paintings and drawings by Elmer Bischoff. The exhibition will include over thirty works from private and public collections that illustrate Bischoff’s visual journey from abstraction to figuration, and back again, over the course of four decades. Bischoff is internationally recognized as a founder, along with Richard Diebenkorn and David Park, of what has come to be known as Bay Area Figuration. His paintings are sensual and lyrical, with marks and compositions influenced by his love of music, including New Orleans Jazz and classical music. Regardless of what he sought to capture, Bischoff was continually engaged in searching out an elusive harmony from his subjects.

This exhibition is part of Marin MOCA’s on-going series of exhibitions exploring the work of prominent Bay-Area artists. Recent iterations have highlighted the work of artists such as Nathan Olivera and Viola Frey, among others. An exhibition catalog featuring text by former Stanford Cantor Arts Center curator Hilarie Faberman will be available for purchase.

The public is invited to the opening reception, Saturday, February 29th, 5-7pm.

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