December 19, 2016
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With no more than a rectangular canvas and multicolor stripes, Gene Davis (1920–1985), considered a leader of the Washington Color School, created a richly varied body of work that looks as fresh today as it did when it first was shown. The exhibition “Gene Davis, Hot Beat” is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with a selection of 15 classic stripe paintings by Davis from the 1960s revealing the vision and accomplishment of this Color Field artist and other works that haven’t been seen publicly in decades.

Gene Davis, Hot Beat
Curated by Virginia Mecklenburg and Joann Moser
Smithsonian Institute
Eighth and F streets N.W.
Washington DC
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