Reception with the Artist: Thursday, May 30th, 5:30-7:30PM
Future Woman draws on the vision of a passionate male artist. At 94 years of age, Ferlinghetti's mature work is dominated by the human figure. Working from a model in his Hunter's Point studio, he uses splashes of color against his black-and-white visual vocabulary. The dramatic grouping of over 30 artworks, on paper and on canvas, reflects the humor and intellectual insights of one of San Francisco's most beloved and iconic Postmodern Expressionist Masters. Ferlinghetti's archivist and exhibition adviser Diane Roby, points out that "he ponders questions of human existence and aspirations" in this reoccurring thematic body of work.
"In 20th century art, the image of woman was constantly under attack, from Picasso's two-faced women to de Kooning's merciless portraits, to the latest tagger's decimation," Ferlinghetti wrote recently. "Women's liberation movements freed women from conventional restraints, but also dethroned her from the pedestal where she had always been seen as the embodiment of pure beauty and mystery."
Ferlinghetti's art is included in numerous private and public collections including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the diRosa Foundation, and the Francesco Conz Archive in Verona, Italy.
For additional information visit the George Krevsky Gallery website.