For the Love of Gene Davis

Contemporary artists Polly Apfelbaum and Odili Donald Odita’s work echoes the formal characteristics of Gene Davis’s paintings—color, light, improvisation, and abstraction. They discuss their own work and practice in the context of Color Field painting. Afterwards, Joanna Marsh, SAAM’s senior curator of contemporary interpretation, moderates a discussion about the lasting influence of Gene Davis and the legacy of Color Field painting.