Art Viewing Adventures: How David Park Shaped the Bay Area Figurative Movement (Virtual)
November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join Rodney Paul, an experienced museum guide, for a discussion about David Park.
David Park pioneered the Bay Area Figurative movement in the 1950s, which is now considered the most significant single contribution of the Bay Area to 20th century American Art. Rejecting abstract art, the prevailing art style of the day, Park yearned for the warmth, liveliness and spontaneity, which he felt must be explored through the human figure.
The movement included other celebrated artists that he worked with, including Richard Diebenkorn, Elmer Bischoff and Joan Brown, whose art we will also touch on in our tour. Rodney Paul will be joined by fellow museum guides Anna Ewins and Bernice Iwamoto to talk about Park’s place in the movement and discuss some of his most stirring images.
A great many Park paintings can be seen now in San Francisco museums. Our discussion will help you mine them for meaning and give you questions to think about as you view them.
Rodney has been leading Zoom-based art tours long before shelter-in-place, as a way to share art from a distance. In his tours, he provides information to help viewers mine the artworks for meaning based on their own experiences and perceptions.
To join by phone, dial 888-475-4499 (toll free) or 669-900-6833 (local).
Enter Meeting ID: 865 6747 4200, then press # twice.
To join with video, click this link: https://zoom.us/j/86567474200 to register and join. Wait in the “waiting room” until the activity is ready to start.
To create a friendly environment and minimize interruptions, we will close the activity to new participants 15 minutes after the start time.
The above link will work on your tablet or your computer. You’ll be prompted to download a Zoom app the first time you use Zoom. If you’re using a PC or Mac, you can join from your web browser without using the Zoom software.