September 9 – December 12, 2010
With a style that began in the 1940s with blunt, decisive, geometric shapes of primary color, Michael Goldberg’s (1924-2007) work grew into a more gestural approach in the years that followed. Goldberg pushed the boundaries imposed upon second-generation Abstract Expressionists for more than 50 years. An abstract painter of the New York School, he was highly influenced by the works of Willem de Kooning, Arshille Gorky, and Clyfford Still. Spanning six decades of his prolific career, the UAM will exhibit over 30 large-scale paintings and works on paper, including four seminal works from the UAM Gordon F. Hampton Collection. Perpetual Motion: Michael Goldberg is an in-depth survey and a tribute to Goldberg. This is the third exhibition in a series of five featuring works from the Hampton Collection made possible by Wesley G. Hampton.