Exhibition News: EM highlighted at MET

Elizabeth Murray, "Once," 1978, Oil on canvas, 51 1/2 x 57 in. (130.8 x 144.8 cm) Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Ruth Klein (1988.418.1)

Range: Experiments in New York, 1961-2007

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Aug 18, 2017-Feb 25, 2018

This installation borrows its title from a series of drawings by Donald Moffett (born San Antonio, 1955) rendered in fudge on paper pierced with a bullet shot by his friend, Robert Beck (born Towson, Maryland, 1959). As a young artist who arrived in New York in the late 1970s, Moffett was inspired by more-established colleagues, including Alice Aycock, Lynda Benglis, and Elizabeth Murray, whose post-Minimalist work resonated with what he calls his "fractured formalist impulses." Taking this intergenerational artistic milieu as its point of departure, this exhibition brings together works by artists whose output subverts a rigorous formalism through references to subjectivity, narrative, and process.