Abrons Arts Center presents this French drama which explores the brilliance and madness of Jackson Pollock through his marriage to Lee Krasner, a talented artist in her own right. More…
In 'Pollock,' the beautifully tragic relationship of infamous artists Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner is rendered on stage. 'Pollock' exists in the charged empty space between Pollock and Krasner; between his genius and her spirit; between the inhibitions of the former and the frustrations of the latter; between the inherent difficulty of conceptualizing “abstraction” and the painter’s own instinctive gestures.
See it if You want to see an eccentric artist behaving badly. The actors are constrained by the script.
Don't see it if You hope to learn more about their careers and their marriage.
See it if You'd like to know more about Pollock's grasp of the effects of his fame.
Don't see it if If you expect something truly personal. The actors address the audience rather than each other.