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Risking the Abstract: Mexican Modernism and the Art of Gunther Gerzso

March 19 – June 27, 2004

The first major exhibition in the 30 years of the art of Mexico’s premiere abstract painter, Gunther Gerzso (1915-2000). It features over one hundred of the best examples of the artist’s paintings and works-on-paper drawn from both private and institutional collections across Europe, Mexico, and the U.S. Traveling exhibition venues: Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City.

Participating Artists

Gunther Gerzso


Diana C. du Pont, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Organizing Institution

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Displayed at

Main Gallery and Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery