This unmissable show is a hour capsule of 1930 s America, from the Dust Bowl to Jean Harlow at the movies
A stupendous carry of Wrigleys gum flits like a Zeppelin before the Manhattan skyline. The sky is cloudless cobalt, the East river lies tranquil below. Here is the perfect gum( or so the slogan boastings) in an ideal vision where everything is reduced to pristine rectangles, from the rising skyscrapers to the gum to the abstract thoughtfulness. Pop fused with minimalism three decades in advance: what a overwhelming start to this show.
Charles G Shaw, otherwise known as one of the Park Avenue cubists, is not a refer on everyones lips. Certainly the majority of members of America After the Tumble: Depict in the 1930 s emanates as a revealing , not least because so few employments have travelled outside the US before. This is our first chance to see Grant Woods nightmarishly exuberant vehicle clang, in which a scarlet truck booms over the hill towards an impending pile-up, or his great American Gothic , the long-faced duo standing sentinel before their famous wooden home.