Balancing unbridled spontaneity and careful forethought, the work in our exhibition highlights the dynamic action painting that defined a new era in abstraction. With pieces by Robert Motherwell, Jack Tworkov, Hans Hofmann, Norman Bluhm , Richard Pousette-Dart, Sam Francis, and Mark Tobey, Gesture and Abstraction features paintings that explore unexpected color, vivid brushwork, and complex paint handling. [Image: Norman Bluhn (1921–1999) “Blue Blade (1961) Oil on Linen 70–1/5×60–1/2 in.] http://www.hollistaggart.com   Photo and review courtesy of NY ART BEAT.  http://www.nyartbeat.com/event/2011/B212

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