The most important retrospective ever dedicated to the artist in Europe and the first one ever in Venice. The show, curated by Francesca Valente, retraces more than 60 years of Nancy Genn’s career. She’s a multi-talented artist who still experiments a lot with great vivacity and passion.
Nancy Genn is a multifaceted, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural Californian artist who has been a major contributor to the history of post-war American art in the fields of gestural abstraction and abstract expressionism. Her career has spanned several generations, revealing her to be equally gifted in drawing, painting, sculpting, paper and printmaking. An enthusiastic traveler who continuously explores new techniques, Nancy Genn “successfully meld[s] western Modernism and Asian aesthetics into a personal and public synthesis.” (Archana Horsting, Executive Director, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, USA).
- Winter Carnival, 1964, oil on canvas, 68” × 94” (172.7 × 238.8 cm), courtesy Nancy Genn