Bischoff and Burckhardt questioned assumptions and conventions regarding abstraction and how we apprehend it. In fact, their questioning is what makes this a fruitful pairing.
Amer Kobaslija captures Florida’s lush, strange atmosphere while examining the expressive potential of oil paint’s luminous, elastic, viscous goo.
Xuan Chen likens the viewer’s experience of her painted constructions to “exploring a newly acquired digital device,” but they have much more staying power than that.
The curator and art historian Susan Landauer met Elmer Bischoff in 1985, while she was a graduate student at Yale, and this encounter helped lead to her first book: The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism (1996).