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Mary Weatherford on Agnes Pelton and the American Transcendental

21 May 2016


Marfa, Texas


Ballroom Marfa hosted a lecture by artist Mary Weatherford, “Agnes Pelton and the American Transcendental” to complement After Effect, an exhibition in Ballroom’s galleries. The lecture took place at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, TX.

A painter herself, Weatherford spoke on the work of Agnes Pelton, a member of the historical Transcendental Painting Group active in New Mexico in the 1930s and ’40s.  

The Transcendental Painting Group’s manifesto identifies their aim as carrying “painting beyond the appearance of the physical world, through new concepts of space, color, light and design, to imaginative realms that are idealistic and spiritual” in an effort to “widen the horizon of art.” Watch Weatherford’s lecture below or visit Ballroom Marfa’s Vimeo page.

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