Luchita Hurtado abstract artworks mix cultures like colors, to rousing effect

Luchita Hurtado abstract artworks mix cultures like colors, to rousing effect

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Spirits dwell within 21 lively, lovely abstract drawings by Luchita Hurtado at Park View Gallery, almost all dating from 1942 to 1952. The upheaval of a catastrophic war and its tumultuous aftermath was reshaping the way art looked and felt, and in these works flat, loosely figurative shadows seem to flit through spiky and organic shapes.

The drawings are accompanied by four oil paintings. Most are small and rudimentary, but the largest (and best) effortlessly translates Hurtado’s enchanted drawing motifs into the more resistant medium of oil on canvas.

The visual slipperiness on display perhaps partly reflects the peripatetic situation common to many artists of the day, exiled and…



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