New York. Agnes Pelton at Whitney: transcendental paintings

January 18, 2021

Agnes Pelton’s bright, abstract, and almost transcendental images are on display at the Whitney Museum. Her choice to avoid the distractions of big-city life (she lived in Water Mill, Long Island, from 1921 to 1932, and, then, in Cathedral City, a small community near Palm Springs, California) did not help her become famous. However, this probably allowed her to experience the spiritual reality she conveys in her works. Pelton explains that life is protected and animated by a world of benevolent and disenchanted energies, using delicate and sparkling veils of light – realities that go beyond what we are used to seeing. The exhibition is called Desert Transcendentalist. Until November 1. Curated by Gilbert Vicario.

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