With works by Milton Avery
A series of paintings and works on paper by influential American master Milton Avery mark Victoria Miro’s debut exhibition of the artist. It’s a rare opportunity to peer into the practice of the late artist, whose paintings were prefaced by study drawings and watercolors that are lesser-known but equally beautiful. Particularly notable: a small sketch made with oil crayon in 1953 (Sand, Sea & Sky), revealed as inspiration for two 1958 paintings that also picture three-part seascapes depicting the horizon, ocean, and shore. Milton made these works during summers spent in Provincetown, Cape Cod, amongst artist friends like Mark Rothko.