Aug 25 - Oct 11, 2008
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Hans Burkhardt: The California State University, Northridge Collection is a selection from almost 1,000 works the artist donated to the university where he taught throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Burkhardt’s work engaged several visual languages: lyrical naturalism, modernist abstraction, and potent expressionism. In painting, drawing and printmaking, he addressed the visual delights of everyday life and the horrors of war, the truths of love and the lies of government. The diverse formal and emotional territories of his work are united by Burkhardt’s humanistic vision and astonishing technical skills. He created images of sumptuous beauty and searing commentaries on the social and political issues of the time. In doing so, he made a unique and lasting contribution to twentieth century art.