Ben Wilson: From Social Realism to Abstraction at Montclair State University’s George Segal Gallery will be curated by Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History. A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay on the artist by Dr. Rosenfeld will also be available at the exhibition.
In recent years, Dr. Rosenfeld has curated several exhibitions including Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde at Tate Britain, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Pushkin (2012-14), and John Everett Millais at Tate Britain and the Van Gogh Museum (2007-2008).
Montclair State University will present a group of works by artist Ben Wilson (1913-2001) at its George Segal Gallery from September 6 through November 4, 2017. This exhibition brings together several bodies of work which illustrate Wilson’s progression from politically engaged Social Realism to layered, geometric abstraction.
Wilson began his career as an artist in New York City in the 1930s and 40s with works that reflected upon the violence in Europe and convey the sense of suffering and anxiety which infused the politics of the time. For more information visit: https://benwilsonamericanartist.org/exhibition/