Jackson Pollock, Phosphorescence, 1947

​Podcast: Look with Your Ears: The Addison at 90, Episode 1: Abstraction

In celebration of our 90th anniversary, the Addison Gallery of American Art invited Tamar Avishai, host of the award-winning podcast The Lonely Palette, to create a limited series, Look with Your Ears: The Addison at 90, that thematically explores works in the Addison’s collection. 

With episodes that focus on abstraction, the figure, and the urban sublime, Tamar looks at a selection of some of the most important and provocative objects in the Addison’s collection, and investigates what they mean to art history and to each other.

In the episode, Tamar examines works by Agnes Martin, Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Mark Bradford, and Donald Judd, and asks listeners to consider how art with no fixed narrative invites the viewer’s participation. 

Images, clockwise from left: Jackson Pollock, Phosphorescence, 1947, oil, enamel, and aluminum paint on canvas, 44 x 28 inches, gift of Peggy Guggenheim, 1950.3; Jasper Johns, Target, 1958, sculp-metal and collage on canvas, 12 x 11 inches, gift of Frank Stella (PA 1954), Addison Art Drive, 1991.44; Mark Bradford, Crossing the Threshold, 2009, mixed media collage on canvas, 48 x 60 inches, museum purchase with support of the African American Art Acquisition Fund, 2009.80; Agnes Martin, Untitled, 1960, ink, watercolor, and graphite on paper, gift of Frank Stella (PA 1954), Addison Art Drive, 1991.46; Donald Clarence Judd, To Susan Buckwalter, December 15, 1965, blue lacquer on aluminum and galvanized iron, 30 x 141 inches, gift of Frank Stella (PA 1954), 1993.45