The El Paso Museum of Art presents more than fifty works from its permanent collection outlining the major currents in monumental abstract painting since World War II. On view from July 12 through October 11, Amplified Abstraction shares this realm’s singular power to arrest us aesthetically, grip us viscerally, intrigue us intellectually, and play with us perceptually. Curated by EPMA Senior Curator, Dr. Patrick Shaw Cable, the exhibition is free to the public courtesy of sponsorship from local patrons Travis and Annabelle Johnson. With the advent of Abstract Expressionism followed closely by hard-edge painting in the mid-twentieth century, artists were liberated to explore abstraction on a grand scale— through unrestrained brushwork and transcendent color, dizzying geometry and optical illusion, organic forms, or new

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