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"Jackson Pollock, Robert Frank, and the
New American Vision:
Drawings and Photographs from the
2000-03-25 until 2000-06-25
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
USA United States of America
This exhibition presents drawings and
photographs from the MFAH collection that
reflect the energy, anxiety, and rootlessness
of the postwar era through a distinctly new
American style called Abstract
Expressionism. This style was the first
American art movement to achieve
international stature. A major focus of this
exhibition is a suite of nine complex drawings
that Jackson Pollock created just before the
seminal years of the Abstract Expressionist
movement. Other artists featured here are
William Baziotes, Arshile Gorky, Adolph
Gottlieb, Ellsworth Kelly, and Franz Kline.
In photography, Harry Callahan, Nathan Lyons,
Aaron Siskind, and Minor White followed
diverse paths in the pursuit of abstraction.
Robert Frank radicalized photographic vision
both by selecting a new subject matter and by
developing a rough and highly charged vision.
Abandoning conventional beauty, he
photographed mundane scenes of America's
urban and roadside life.