‘Form, Line, and Color’ features abstract works from Jule Collins Smith Museum’s collections

Alice BaberAUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will present “Form, Line, and Color: Selected Works of Abstraction in the Permanent Collection,” May 14-Aug. 13 in its Chi Omega-Hargis Gallery.

“Showcasing recent acquisitions and older favorites drawn from the museum’s permanent collections, the exhibition ‘Form, Line, and Color’ features works that illustrate modern artists’ range of expression as it diverges from a desire to faithfully reproduce visible reality,” said Dennis Harper, the museum’s curator of collections and exhibitions.

“Abstract, nonobjective and nonrepresentational are terms used to describe a loose continuum that moves from subjective representations of the world we inhabit to artwork that bears no naturalistic references,” said Harper.

Paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by both modern masters and emerging artists such as John Cage, David Lynch, Larry Poons and Robert Rauschenberg compose this selection of works described as “compelling and sure to engage the mind and soothe the soul this summer.”

For more information on this exhibition, go to www.jcsm.auburn.edu or call (334) 844-1484.

Colleen Bourdeau, (334) 844-7075 (cbourdeau@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)