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October 2011

Asheville Art Museum Features Exhibit Focused on the Square

The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, will present the exhibit, Homage2 (squared), on view in Gallery 6 from Oct. 1 through Mar. 4, 2012.

American artist Josef Albers, best known for his series Homage to the Square, influenced art-making of the 20th century by using the series to explore and manipulate viewers’ color and spatial perception. Historically most two-dimensional work has been rectangular in format, but with Albers’s series, art-making in the 20th century was dramatically changed. Albers’s theories and influence extended to his many students from Black Mountain College and Yale University, and ultimately gave rise to Op (“optical”) art and Minimalism.

Drawn from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, Homage2 examines artists who have taken up the challenge of the square and used color and space in unique ways. This exhibition features several of Josef Albers’s former students, including Richard Anuszkiewicz, Albert Lanier and Jack Tworkov, as well as more contemporary artists such as Sally Gall, Sol LeWitt, Kenneth Noland and Donald Sultan. Homage2 furthers our exploration and understanding of the legacy of Black Mountain College, an important focus of the Museum’s Permanent Collection.

Homage2 was organized and curated by the Asheville Art Museum with support from Nancy Holmes.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 828/253-3227 or visit (

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