October 5, 2011, 6:30pm

ICA Salon: Approaching Imagery

Given the current moment in which painterly abstraction is both critically and commercially pervasive, we heard directly from three artists who address painting from different perspectives: Dona Nelson, Scott Olson, and R. H. Quaytman. Each reflected on their individual working methods and historical reference points. What boundaries, if any, exist for artists today between terms such as abstraction and figuration, graphic and gesture, influence and appropriation? What feels outmoded and what have we yet to discuss?

ICA Salon SeriesPainters in a phone booth on a lonely roadCharline von HeylDona Nelson

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