BIALA: Vision and Memory Film Series
Wednesdays from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
September 25, 2013 – October 23, 2013
Join us for our five-part film series of Parade’s End, a sweeping film adaptation of Ford Madox Ford’s groundbreaking WWI novel that revolves around a love triangle between a conservative English aristocrat, his cold socialite wife, and a young suffragette.
Curated by Diane Kelder, Professor Emerita of Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY
September 12 – October 26, 2013
The painter known as Biala (1903 – 2000) pursued a career that spanned more than seven decades and gained critical recognition in New York and Paris. From an artist’s perspective she witnessed the rise of Abstract Expressionism and the dizzying succession of movements that radically transformed the very concept of art in the last decades of the 20th century. Through it all, she continued to paint exquisitely crafted canvases in a personal style that, even now, resists classification.
This long-overdue retrospective is the first comprehensive survey of Biala’s career. The exhibition features 50 distinctive canvases –including her charming interiors, still-lifes, and landscapes– that serve as a captivating introduction to her life and art. Also on display are prints, collages, and books by celebrated author Ford Madox Ford for which Biala provided illustrations, personal photographs, and announcements that document her social and artistic circles. A documentary and interview which was filmed in Biala’s studio in 1994 by Judith Wechsler will be on continuous view. A Lecture Series, Film Series, and a fully illustrated catalogue accompany the exhibition.