Exhibitions   06 February 2013

Arnold Mesches: A Life’s Work

Arnold Mesches, Anomie 2001: Coney, 1997
80 1/4 x 94 3/4 inches
acryllic on canvas
Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art

Arnold Mesches, Shock and Awe 23, 2012
acrylic on canvas
80 x 104 inches

Arnold Mesches, The Plaza Preacher, 1945
oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches

Kim Levin, prominent art critic past president of both AICA International and AICA-USA,  has organized Arnold Mesches: A Life’s Work, a retrospective exhibition commemorating the 90th birthday of American artist Arnold Mesches. The exhibition, which runs at the Miami Dade College Museum of Art + Design from February 14 to May 4, 2013, features over 65 works from some of the 14 series Mesches has produced during his career, including his Anomie series, inspired by his reading of Kim Levin’s essay, “The Agony and The Anomie.” The long arc of Mesches’ approach to political, social and historical issues is crystallized in this painting series and the numerous others included in this exhibition.

A 280-page book authored by Levin, and with essays by critic, artist, and AICA-USA member Robert Storr, AICA-USA member and art historian Peter Selz, and curator Lowery Sims will be published by the Cement House and distributed by the University Press of Florida. 

 

Headquartered in New York, AICA-USA's membership comprises over 400 critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States.

AICA PARTNERS WITH CREATIVE CAPITAL | ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION ARTS WRITERS GRANT PROGRAM

FOUNDED IN 1989 AT THE INITIATIVE OF AICA

AICA PARTNERS WITH THE CUE ART FOUNDATION