What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present
|September 19, 2014|
|September 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015|
|Post-War Painting & Sculpture|
Gladys Nilsson’s painting, Phantom Plus, from the Carl and Marilynn Thoma collection, was included in the exhibition What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art from 1960 to the Present at the RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island. What Nerve! was on view from September 19th, 2014 to January 4th, 2015.
What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, 1960 to the Present proposes an alternate history of figurative painting, sculpture and vernacular image-making from 1960 to the present that has been largely overlooked and undervalued. At the heart of What Nerve! are four mini-exhibitions based on crucial shows, spaces and groups in Chicago (the Hairy Who), San Francisco (Funk), Ann Arbor (Destroy All Monsters) and Providence (Forcefield)—places outside the artistic focal point of New York.
Logo courtesy of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.