Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West considers mid-twentieth century abstraction through its Asian American practitioners, with a special focus on artists active in Hawai'i. It is the first museum exhibition to address a gap in the history of Abstract Expressionism, bringing artists of the New York School together with Asian American artists who studied and worked in New York in the 1940s and 1950s. The 49 paintings, drawings and sculptures in this catalog allow readers to visually explore powerful continuities in the work of these artists.
Theresa Papanikolas, Curator of European and American Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art
Stephen Salel, Robert F. Lange Foundation Curator of Japanese Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art