PHOTOS: “Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection” @ UMMA

"Divine Triangle" by David E. Davis (2000)

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) to check out their new exhibit “Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection.” This exhibition celebrates Gertrude Kasle (1917–2016), a key figure in the formation of Detroit’s contemporary art community in the 1960s and 70s. A pioneering female gallerist, Kasle provided midwest audiences with a venue in which to experience avant-garde art from centers like New York City, while also supporting and exhibiting regional artists. Featuring a collection of paintings, works on paper, and sculptures from the height of the Abstract Expressionist movement through the early twenty-first century. Many of these works were formerly on display inside the Fisher Building from 1965-76 in midtown Detroit.