"Betty and Veronica," curated by Joanne Freeman, features work by abstract artists Sarah Hinckley, Victor Kord, Margo Margolis, and Karen Schifano.
Betty and Veronica was a comic strip that ran in mid-century America. The series featured two opposing female characters, metaphorically suggesting the ongoing overlap of high-low culture. In the search for visual abstract language, artists in their studios have continuously balanced subjective influence and spontaneous process with precedence and outside stimulus.
These accomplished painters have built their work on historical precedence, but within that framework, they speak of being alive in our time. In reverence to their predecessors, their work both charges and endures.