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Sam Gilliam: Close to Trees



Sam Gilliam: Close to Trees

April 2 to August 14, 2011

Sam Gilliam first took his paintings off their stretchers in 1965, using the liberated canvases to transform gallery walls into three-dimensional abstractions. He has continued to experiment with the practice of painting and the line between painting and sculpture. For this exhibition, Gilliam will transform the 8,000 square foot space of the third floor of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center into an exciting and colorful work of art.

View the exhibition brochure.

Read Sam Gilliam interview transcript from WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi Show.