Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static

October 17, 2018–January 27, 2019

This new retrospective charts the painter’s career from the 1960s through the 1990s, showcasing abstract experiments in form, texture, and color that are both formally rigorous and rich with sensuality and humor.

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  • Harvey Quaytman: Harmonica YP, 1972; acrylic and pigment on canvas; 105 x 108 in.; BAMPFA, gift of David and Renee McKee.

  • Harvey Quaytman: Second Cupola Capella, 1969; acrylic on canvas; 73 x 157 in; Harvey Quaytman Trust; courtesy of Van Doren Waxter, New York.

  • Harvey Quaytman: Wanderer, 1987; acrylic and rust on canvas; 53 3/4 x 53 ¾ in.; Collection of Anne and Robert V. Gunderson, Jr.

  • Harvey Quaytman: The Illusionist, 1997; synthetic polymer paint on canvas; 9' 5 1/4" x 9' 5 1/4" in.; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of Edward R. Broida, 2005.

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