Maxine Warren: The Universe in a Monotype at the OSU Museum of Art
This exhibition highlights the monotype prints of under-recognized Oklahoma modernist Maxine Warren (1927-2014). After completing an art degree at OSU with well-known regionalist Doel Reed, the Ponca City native went on to dedicate her art to abstraction. Warren relied on her intuition, abstract painterly technique, and vivid color palette to ponder universal truths, such as the redemptive power of love and optimism.
Along with establishing Maxine Warren’s achievement, this exhibition adds to our understanding of women artists’ contributions to postwar abstraction in the Southwest. Drawn from the OSU Museum of Art collection, The Universe in a Monotype is on view from Nov. 14, 2017, through Feb. 3, 2018.