Drawing on Memories of Georgia O’Keeffe at Kilmarnock’s Dick Institute

Georgia O'Keeffe, 'Ram's Horns II', c. 1949, from Some Memories of Drawings, 1974 © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum_DACS, London 2021. Image Anna Arca
Georgia O'Keeffe, 'Ram's Horns II', c. 1949, from Some Memories of Drawings, 1974 © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum DACS, London 2021. Image Anna Arca

Title:
Georgia O’Keeffe: Memories of Drawings

Times:
Tues, Weds 10:30 - 17:30, Thurs 13:30 - 19:30 Fri, Sat 10:30 - 15:30

From: 21 Jan 2023

To: 22 Apr 2023

Venue:
Dick Institute
Elmbank Avenue
Kilmarnock
Ayrshire & Arran
KA1 3BU

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Memories of Drawings at the Dick Institute in Kilmarnock is a new Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition featuring 21 photogravures of drawings produced by the American artist between 1915 and 1963. Photogravure is a printmaking process which produces etchings with the tone and detail of a photograph through exposure onto a copper plate. Renowned for her distinctive balance of abstraction with figuration and her tenacity in pursuing her innovative style, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) is one of the most important artists in 20th century American art. Her iconic works of organic forms such as flowers and bones, surreal abstractions, rural landscapes and urban cityscapes broke new ground for women artists. Although best known as a painter, drawing was central to O’Keeffe’s practice in depicting the curve of a flower petal, a desert horizon, a wave of hair or a winding road. It was her pivotal charcoal abstractions which secured her inaugural exhibitions in 1916-17, organised by the prominent photographer and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz, who later became her husband.

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