American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
September 9 - December 10, 2023
CUSHNER refers to and builds upon a solidly stylistic through-line from Steven Cushner’s past work to present work. More importantly, through the conscious manipulation of an array of subtlety, color choices and scale, Cushner pulls new experiences from his established style of painting. This is not a retrospective of the artist’s forty-plus year career; it’s a selection of what is happening in his studio today. The pieces range from small scale works on paper and wood cut prints to large scale paintings. The exhibition presents a mature artist at a powerful moment in his career.
AU Museum partnered with HEMPHILL Artworks to develop this showing of Cushner’s more recent works in one of the largest exhibitions of his work to date. CUSHNER will give viewers a rare chance to view some of the artist’s monumental paintings up close.