A young abstract expressionist in New York – this is the first solo exhibition in the UK of American artist Richard Pousette-Dart (1916–1992).
A key figure of Abstract Expressionism, which transformed American art in the post-war years, Pousette-Dart’s contemporaries included Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Willem de Kooning.
Although he is primarily remembered for his painting, this exhibition will include works on paper, photography and sculpture to demonstrate the fluidity with which Pousette-Dart moved between, and experimented with, different materials. Many of the works in the exhibition illustrate his interest in symbols, spirituality and world art cultures.
Kettle’s Yard is the only public institution in the UK to hold works by Pousette-Dart in its permanent collection, and the exhibition will show a selection of these pieces alongside significant loans which have never been seen before in the UK.