Paint and process take precedence over image in abstract art. It is an exploration of the raw elements of paintingcolor, line, shapeand their power to stimulate a response, express an emotion, or evoke a mood purely on their own terms. In describing abstract art, host Robert Tharsing explains that What we see on the canvas is removed from what we normally see in the world. We may recognize some imagery in abstract paintings. But in others, nothing may be recognizable.
Program 3 of Looking at Painting explores the immensely rich and varied worlds of five abstract artists from Kentucky:
Nancy Cassell, Union
Henry Chodkowski, Louisville
Gerald Ferstman, Lexington
Sam Gilliam, Louisville/Washington, DC
Ivan Schieferdecker, Bowling Green
The Abstraction Wing of our online gallery includes works by these painters, as well as representative paintings by several other contemporary artists.
Looking at Painting is available on home video from KET. Call (800) 945-9167 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.