Sally Michel: Abstracting Tonalism

Next date: Friday, September 20, 2024 | 10:30 AM to Sunday, January 12, 2025 | 04:30 PM

Sally Michel Bill and Friends

Sally Michel: Abstracting Tonalism is the first museum retrospective in over 20 years of Sally Michel's Modernist landscapes and figurations from the 1930s - 1990s, long overlooked in traditional Art Historical discourse. Michel’s modern use of simplified color and line ensured that the mood and atmosphere of her own personal moments could be universally understood as the Tonalists before her - especially the paintings of Florida, which radiate with soft pastels that recall mid-century beachside motels, glow with neon sunsets, and diverge with the stark tones the sun brings to a landscape after late afternoon rain.


Image: Sally Michel, Bill and Friends, 1988. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Mennello Museum of American Art, Museum Purchase with Funds from
the Friends of the Mennello Museum of American Art, 2018 - 001 - 001. Photographer: Noel Allum. © 2023 The Milton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


  • Friday, September 20, 2024 | 10:30 AM - Sunday, January 12, 2025 | 04:30 PM


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