Undercurrents and Overtones: Contemporary Abstract Painting

September 19, 1998 to November 14, 1998

Undercurrents and Overtones: Contemporary Abstract Painting features thirteen exceptional abstract paintings by twelve international contemporary painters: John Zurier and Laurie Reid (Bay Area); Joseph Marioni, Louise Fishman, Suzan Frecon, and Mary Heilmann (New York); Raoul De Keyser (Belgium); Avery Preesman (Holland); Emily Kame Kngwarreye (Australia); Juan Uslé (Spain); Mariella Simoni (Italy); and Hyun-Sook Song (Germany/Korea). Many of these works will be shown in the US for the first time.

"I have assembled these particular paintings because of what I see as a kind of family resemblance among them," stated Lawrence Rinder, Director of The CCAC Institute and curator of the exhibition. "It is an extended family to be sure, ranging from Suzan Frecon's classical geometry to Raoul De Keyser's atmospheric passages to Hyun-Sook Song's ambiguously imagistic brushstrokes. I have tried to select paintings that are strong enough to stand alone and so that each artist, with one exception, is represented by a single work."