Major Survey of the Work of Charles Burchfield at the Whitney Museum

Charles Burchfield 1916–44  - Autumnal Fantasy - The late American watercolourist Charles Burchfield, who reached peaks of success in the 1930s and 1960s, isn’t a figure who comes up often in contemporary-art conversation. But all that’s changing with “Heat Waves in a Swamp".

NEW YORK, NY.- The Whitney Museum of
American Art
focuses on the work of the visionary artist Charles Burchfield
(1893-1967) in an
exhibition curated by acclaimed sculptor Robert Gober. Heat Waves in a
Swamp:
The Paintings of Charles Burchfield features more than one hundred
watercolors,
drawings, and paintings from private and public collections, as well as
selections from Burchfield’s journals, sketches, scrapbooks, and
correspondence.
Organized by the Hammer Museum, in collaboration with the Burchfield
Penney Art
Center in Buffalo, the exhibition provides the most comprehensive
examination to
date of an underappreciated modernist master. Whitney senior curatorial
assistant Carrie Springer is overseeing the installation in the
third-floor
Peter Norton Family Galleries, where it will be on view from June 24
through
October 17, 2010.