Hales is pleased to announce the inclusion of Frank Bowling in exhibition The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection, at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection presents paintings, drawings, and prints by five generations of black artists who have revolutionized abstract art since the 1940s.
In 2017, St. Louis native Ronald Ollie and his wife, Monique, gave the Saint Louis Art Museum a transformative collection of 81 works by black abstractionists. Ollie spent decades collecting, often befriending the artists and forming long, collaborative relationships. He grew up visiting the Museum with his parents, who nurtured his deep appreciation for art. This exhibition draws from and celebrates the Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection, which was named in honor of his parents.
The Shape of Abstraction: Selections from the Ollie Collection
Saint Louis Art Museum
1 Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
17 September 2019 - 22 March 2020
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