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Maggie Michael / Arthur Dove - Depth of Field


  • The Phillips Collection 1600 21st Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

Exhibit: Feb 21 - May 5, 2019; Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm; Thurs. until 8:30pm; Sun: noon-6:30pm.

Maggie Michael -   Transfer Series: Water Table (Membrane)  (2018); Ink, acrylic, and charcoal on canvas, 72 x 48 in.

Maggie Michael - Transfer Series: Water Table (Membrane) (2018); Ink, acrylic, and charcoal on canvas, 72 x 48 in.

For her One-on-One installation, Depth of Field, artist Maggie Michael responds to paintings and collages by American modernist Arthur Dove (1880–1946) in the Phillips’s permanent collection. Michael is inspired by Dove’s understanding of his time and how he recorded weather, landscape, personal relationships, social injustices, and scientific discoveries in letters, paintings, and found object assemblages. Paintings from Michael’s Transfer,Residual, Krakow, and Colored Ground series are in conversation with Dove’s work. Both artists explore abstraction, which becomes a record of their time alongside works by other artists across mediums.