The Contemporary Tableau: Beal, Goodman, Leslie, and Witkin

January 18 – April 6, 2003

Dorothy Jenkins and Emily S. Macey Galleries

Organized by Polk Museum of Art with guest curator Dr. August Freundlich, this exhibition will feature artworks by well-known artists Jack Beal, Sidney Goodman, Alfred Leslie, and Jerome Witkin that use a theatrical lighting style to accentuate the dramatic moments portrayed in their works. These artists come from the same generation, now matured, that began under the dominant styles of the New York School. Their large-scale, often monumental works present us with a well-lit set, a tableau, a scene frozen for presentation and contemplation.