The Tragedy of Abstract Expressionism

New City Arts and Chroma Projects invite you to a lunch lecture on “The Tragedy of Abstract Expressionism” by NCAI Scholar In Residence, Dan Siedell, at Chroma on Thursday, December 13 at noon.

In 1952, the critic Harold Rosenberg declared that these new painters had “broken down every distinction between art and life.” Yet this breakdown brought with it serious consequences for the practice of painting. “The Tragedy of Abstract Expressionism” explores this darker side of this movement, suggesting that the work of these artists must be regarded as a desperate attempt to act meaningfully in the world through painting.

Bring your own lunch along. (Chroma is conveniently located a few storefronts down from Eppies on the downtown mall). Please RSVP to Maureen by Wednesday, December 12 (so that we have an accurate idea of the crowd).

We’re giving you the gift of learning about art, in the spirit of the holiday season.