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Nevada Museum of Artwork Presents “Adaline Kent: The Click on of Authenticity”

Nevada Museum of Artwork Presents “Adaline Kent: The Click on of Authenticity”

Nevada Museum of Art Presents “Adaline Kent: The Click of Authenticity”

One among midcentury America’s most modern artists, Adaline Kent’s work is delivered to mild for the primary time in over 60 years on this retrospective exhibition now on show on the Nevada Museum of Artwork. Adaline Kent: The Click on of Authenticity options 120 works that chart main thematic developments as her work progressed from figuration to abstraction. Encompassing a various vary of media, the exhibition consists of drawings, unique footage incised on Hydrocal (a kind of plaster), sculptures each giant and small, and a not often seen assortment of terracottas.

Rising up within the shadow of northern California’s Mt. Tamalpais, Kent’s love for the pure world could be one she shared along with her husband, artist Robert B. Howard. Self-admitted “addict[s] of the Excessive Sierra,” they spent summers and winters exploring that mountainous panorama, and their adventures had been mirrored in her rugged, angular aesthetic.

Though not extensively identified in the present day, Kent’s work was featured prominently in key exhibitions of the Forties and ’50s on the Museum of Fashionable Artwork, the Whitney Museum of American Artwork, and the Bienal de São Paulo, in addition to the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York.

She was a peer of Ruth Asawa, Isamu Noguchi, Mark Rothko, and Clyfford Nonetheless, and was a member of the extremely productive San Francisco Bay Space inventive circle that featured the likes of Charles H. Howard, Madge Knight, John Langley Howard, Robert Boardman Howard, Henry Temple Howard, and Jane Berlandina.

The exhibition’s title originates from the artist herself. Recognized to fill notebooks with detailed descriptions of her inventive aspirations, Kent proclaimed, “I need to hear the clicking of authenticity,” in a single poetic passage from 1956 entitled “Traditional Romantic Mystic.” It was a craving that propelled her work to unique and astounding heights.

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Adaline Kent: The Click on of Authenticity is on view by September 10, 2023, on the Nevada Museum of Artwork in Reno, Nevada.

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