Robert Motherwell: Opens

October 21 – November 24, 2021

Press Release

September 22, 2021

For Immediate Release

October 21 – November 24, 2021
Opening Reception, Thursday, October 21, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

William Shearburn Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of works by Robert Motherwell.

In the late 1960s, Robert Motherwell embarked on what became known as his Open series. Focused upon the theme of the window, these intimate and meditative works create a metaphor for the relationship between the inner and outer worlds. Often consisting of a single block of color broken up with several vertical and horizontal lines, these works exemplify his conceptual and philosophical standpoint, his strong ties to minimalism and his role as a seminal Abstract Expressionist. 

Robert Motherwell, who lived from 1915-1991, has been characterized as one of the most important artists of the Post-War era. He became known as the leading figure of the Abstract Expressionists and the New York School (a term coined by him), both for contributing to and for defining the movement with his impressive body of work and his far-reaching intellect.

Please join us Thursday evening, October 21 from 5:00 – 7:00 for an opening reception. The exhibition will remain on view through November 24, 2021.


For further information, please contact Katherine Rodway Vega,

katherine@shearburngallery.com, 314.367.8020 or visit www.shearburngallery.com