The modern style: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith
Curators from the US and Australia discuss three modern masters
How did modernism flourish in Australia and the United States? How did Georgia O’Keeffe, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith use their passion for the natural world to create a common vocabulary? What makes O’Keeffe’s art iconically American? What inspired Preston in her endeavours to create a uniquely Australian style? And what was the effect of Cossington Smith’s European-influenced experiments with light and colour?
Join us on the opening weekend of the exhibition O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: making modernism for a discussion on these questions and more.
Panelists include Denise Mimmocchi, curator of Australian art at the Gallery; Lesley Harding, curator at Heide Museum of Modern Art; Dr Carolyn Kastner, associate curator at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; and Dr Cody Hartley, director of curatorial affairs at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
Image: Grace Cossington Smith The Lacquer Room (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith