Organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Paintings of Moholy-Nagy: The Shape of Things to Come is the first exhibition to explore how the practice of painting served as the means for Moholy to imagine generative relationships between art and technology. László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) is now recognized as one of the most influential members of the Bauhaus. Active in America from 1937 until his untimely death from leukemia in 1946 at the age of 51, Moholy’s legacy for later 20th century art is typically linked to the photogram (a type of cameraless photography) or to the socalled ‘telephone pictures,’ that he famously ordered from a factory and displayed in a notorious exhibition held in Berlin in 1922. However, the driving force behind this exhibition is the relatively under recognized role of the more traditional medium of painting throughout Moholy’s

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