The Easel

‘Helen Lundeberg: A Retrospective’ Review

Lundeberg was all of 26 when she wrote that the Surrealist heroes such as Dali were “of no historical value”. She pioneered “post-surrealism” which kept the incongruous but dispensed with the weird, dream like objects of European Surrealism. A mid-career shift toward geometric abstraction is a point of focus in her first full retrospective. Whether this was a successful move is now the subject of some debate.