O'Keefe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism - Art Collector

Margaret Preston, The Monstera deliciosa, 1934oil on canvas 42.7 x 43.2 cm. Private Collection: Margaret Rose Preston Estate

Making Modernism brings together for the first time the iconic art of Georgia O'Keeffe, one of America's most significant painters of the twentieth century, alongside modernist masterpieces by pioneering Australian artists, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.

Though they developed highly individual styles, the artists are connected by their choice of subject, experimentation with light, colour and form, and their commitment to presenting alternative ways of seeing the world. As well as creatively reinventing the still life, each developed a distinct interpretation of place, and in so doing established new means of expressing something of the culture of their respective nations in the twentieth century.

Presenting thirty works by each artist from the breadth of their careers, the exhibition considers similarities and distinctions in their art to bring new perspectives to light about modernism's dispersal and reinvention as it developed beyond the metropolitan wellspring of Europe.

Presented in partnership with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.

Exhibition opens: 12 October 2016
Exhibition closes: 19 February 2017
Location: Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen VIC 3105
Contact: 03 9850 1500
Email: info@heide.com.au About Heide Museum of Modern Art Heide Museum of Modern Art began life in 1934 as the home of Melbourne couple John and Sunday Reed and has since evolved into an Australian cultural institution.

Heide offers an inspiring experience of art, architecture, gardens & social history.
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