The Heckscher Collects: Recent AcquisitionsNovember 17, 2018 - May 12, 2019
Red Grooms, Jackson in Action, 1997, 3-dimensional color lithograph on Rives BFK paper, cut out, glued and mounted in Plexiglas case, edition 43 of 75. Museum Purchase.
This installation presents two dozen 20th-century and contemporary works that have been acquired by the Museum over the past five years. Highlights include Red Grooms’ Jackson in Action, a lively 3-dimensional print depicting the iconic Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock at work. A rich selection of prints produced by more traditional and diverse experimental processes features work by Stanley William Hayter, James Siena, Dan Welden, Esteban Vicente, Katja Oxman, April Gornik, and Robert Kipniss. Experimental photography by Bill Armstrong, Ellen Carey, and Joe Constantino; New York City street scenes by N. Jay Jaffee; and images of Cuba by Bastienne Schmidt present a range of photographic approaches, while abstract and representational paintings by Stan Brodsky, Paton Miller, Louise P. Sloane, Ty Stroudsburg, and Jane Wilson reveal the many directions within contemporary art on Long Island.