Elmer Bischoff, the Waiting Room 1954

Elmer Bischoff, The Waiting Room, 1954. Oil on canvas, 57 1/2 x 74 1/2 inches.

Elmer Bischoff is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Marin Museum of Contemproary Art. The show illustrates Bischoff's visual journey from abstraction to figuration, and back again, reinforcing his legacy as a pivotal artist in the Bay Area art scene. Along with David Park and Richard Diebenkorn, Bischoff was a founding member of the Bay Area Figurative Movement of the 1950s. The decision to paint the figure was a radical counter to Abstract Expressionsim and garnered the group success on both East and West coasts. Bischoff worked figuratively for two decades until 1972, cultivating a sense of mood and place in his work. Included in the exhibition are examples of Bischoff's early surrealist abstract works, expressive figurative paintings and works on paper. The show opens on February 29 with a reception from 5-7pm, and will be on view through April 19. A catalog will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.


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