Abstract Art: Contemporary Approaches

Abstract Art: Contemporary Approaches

Abstract Art: Contemporary Approaches
Abstract Art: Contemporary Approaches text on a colorful yellow, black, and green abstract artwork titled Ineffeable Patterns by Steven Cabral

Abstract art’s long history and many characteristics still influence contemporary artists. What do artists try to explore or convey when they choose to depart from accurate representation? What makes abstract art relevant today? Is contemporary abstract art or non-representational art different conceptually from the abstract art of 20th century? Do memories, beliefs, and experiences drive artists to work abstractly? Can feelings, either positive or negative, be expressed thought abstract art? Abstraction means different things to different people.

In our exhibition Abstract Art: Contemporary Approaches, artists explore color, texture, organic and geometric shapes, and line in different media such as drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber, sculpture, collage, and photography — all finding inspiration in reality but choosing to transform or “abstract” it.

To read more about this exhibition, view our press release.


Important Dates

Dropoff Dates: Saturday, November 19, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM, Tuesday, November 22, 10:30 AM–4:00 PM
*Shipped work must be received no later than November 22, 2022
Exhibition Opens: December 1
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 5:30–7:30 PM
Exhibition Closes: January 13, 2023
Artwork Pickup: Saturday, January 14, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM, Tuesday, January 17, 10:30 AM–4:00 PM

Please note that the Mosesian Center for the Arts reserves the right to make minor adjustments to the exhibition timeline.


Exhibiting Artists

Adria Arch, Elise Arsenault, Carol Baum, Steven Cabral, Susan E. Clar, Christiane Corcelle, Betsy Damian, Philip Gerstein, Gary Duehr, Nancy Scacchi Evans, Michelle Feinberg, Rachel Freudenburg, Mary Gillis, Roberta Hall, Tracy Hayes, Maryann Garlick Haraldsen, Martha Heller, Sarah Hirsch, Megan Kellner, Lydia Kinney, Dee Kricker, Erin Palazzolo Loparo, Warren Mather, Filipe Miguel, Emily Manning - Mingle, Merry Murray Meade, Irina Moroz, Carol Moses, Barbara Neel, Diane Novetsky, Michele O’ Brien, Julia Purdy, Claudia Ravaschiere, Mark Richards, Nan Rumpf, Pam Smith, Matt Shreiner, Jason Sobottka, Pamela Tarbell, Margaret Zaleski

Featured artwork: Steven Cabral, Ineffable Patterns



December 01 - January 13, 2023
Thomas A. Pannesi Lobby (1st Floor), Watertown Saving Bank Gallery (2nd Floor)