Exhibition Walkthrough: Heat Waves in a Swamp, October 2009
American artist Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) worked almost exclusively in watercolor on paper. Scenes from his backyard and vistas near his home are captured and imbued with highly expressionistic light, at times creating a clear-eyed depiction of the world and at other times one that is wholly unique, mystical, and visionary.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. No reservations required.
Parking is available under the museum for $3 for 3 hours.
The exhibition is made possible by The Joy and Jerry Monkarsh Family Foundation.
Major support is provided by Lynda and Stewart Resnick. It is also realized through the generosity of The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, George Freeman, The Straus Family Fund, and The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation.
Additional support is provided by the Robert Lehman Foundation.
The catalogue is published with the assistance of the Wyeth Foundation for American Art.
This exhibition is organized by the Hammer Museum, UCLA in collaboration with the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College.