https://childsgallery.com/exhibition/make-it-new-modernist-paintings-1930-16975/ Childs Gallery
168 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
"Make it new"—more than a call to aesthetic innovation, Ezra Pound's modernist dictum carried the weight of an ethical imperative. Emerging as a response to the economic and technological revolutions that had torn asunder old social relations, the modernist sought an art form that could respond in equal measure to the times. Thus, the call to bury old artistic formulas in favor of aesthetic experimentation and innovative techniques was understood as an appeal to more deeply and authentically grapple with the experience of an ever-mutable modernity.
Make it New: Modernist Paintings, 1930 – 1975 presents work by both international and local artists that took up modernism's gauntlet and sought formal experimentation as a primary goal. These artists actively engaged the liminal possibilities of the pictorial medium to expand its expressive potential.