Against the Grain: Modernism in the Midwest
November 4, 2010 - Jan 9, 2011

Promotional exhibition postcard featuring artwork of a horse drawn carriage in front of houses

The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will present Against the Grain: Modernism in the Midwest from November 4, 2010 – January 9, 2011. Curated by Christine Fowler Shearer, Against the Grain: Modernism in the Midwest includes approximately 65 paintings produced between 1900 and 1950. These paintings explore the similarities and differences in the development of modernism by artists who were born in, studied, or worked in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Artists in the show include Gertrude Abercrombie, Ivan Albright, Charles Burchfield, Manierre Dawson, Clara Deike, Frances Foy, Victor Higgins, William Sommer, and William Zorach.