Kasmin. Protean. Online Viewing Room. May 18–June 8, 2020
Protean brings together a selection of post-war and contemporary works that explore the primordial development of both language and physical being. The presentation’s title takes its name from the shape-shifting Greek sea god, Proteus, who came to be regarded as a symbol of the original matter from which the world was created. Alluding to the dawning of life and guided by metaphysical reference, the presentation invites contemplation on the ways in which artists continue to grapple with ontological inquiry.
Protean features work by 15 artists and will be accessible via the gallery’s online Viewing Room from May 18–June 8, 2020. Included in the presentation are works by
Alma Allen, Theodora Allen, Ali Banisadr, JB Blunk, Constantin Brancusi,
Saint Clair Cemin, Max Ernst, Barry Flanagan, David Hockney, Robert Motherwell,
Elie Nadelman, Elliott Puckette, Bosco Sodi, Dorothea Tanning, and Tezontle.