At Corcoran Gallery of Art, Minimalism Exhibit Makes Bold Color Statement

From left, “Insurrection,” 1962 (acrylic on wood) by Anne Truitt and “Black Popcorn” 1965 (oil on canvas) by Gene Davis.

WASHINGTON, DC—Ellsworth Kelly, Martin Puryear, Anne Truitt and Gene Davis are among the artists featured in “Minimalism and Washington Color School,” an exhibit of boldly colored work from the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s permanent collection.

The Washington Color School is a group of Washington, D.C. artists, including Sam Gilliam, Truitt and Davis, known for its embrace of color. According the exhibit description: “Working from the 1950s, this diverse group of artists abandoned representation and created works that commanded space with color and scale.”

All photos by Arts Observer

At right, “Insurrection,” 1962 (acrylic on wood) by Anne Truitt

Center, “Insurrection,” 1962 (acrylic on wood) by Anne Truitt; right, “Blue Blood,” 1979 (polychromed pine and red cedar) by Martin Puryear.

“Yellow and Red Triangle,” 1973 (oil on canvas, two joined panels) by Ellsworth Kelly

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