Arts & Letters Live: Reflections of Jackson Pollock
Inspired by the DMA’s two masterpieces by Jackson Pollock and the Blind Spots exhibition, Arts & Letters Live has commissioned the world-class Texas Ballet Theater to create a new suite of five dances resonant with his art, particularly his black paintings of 1951–1953.
Jackson Pollock is widely considered the most influential American painter of the 20th century. He used house paint instead of traditional artist’s paint to create a radical technique that revolutionized the art world in the 1950s.
Gavin Delahunty, Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art and curator of Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots, will share insights into Pollock’s oft-underexplored work and the significance of assembling these thirty-three works of art, which will likely not be reunited again in our lifetime.
Texas Ballet Theater Artistic Director Ben Stevenson, choreographed the new dances and calls them Reflections of an Iconic Artist.