The life and work of "Corinne" Michael West will be on display at the Art Resource Group Gallery in Newport Beach beginning on Saturday.
West was a 20th century American painter and poet, whose painting and passion was instrumental to the development of the Abstract Expressionism movement, ARG owner and gallery curator Miriam Smith said.
"What is most interesting about this movement is that this was a whole new way of viewing the world," Smith said. "[West] was moving in a new, experimental direction. She was trying to paint energy and action with a brush on canvas."
Selected works by West will be on display and available for sale through Sept. 30. Photographs and notes compiled by West during her life will also be on display, including clippings she had saved of critics' reviews.
"This exhibit has something for history lovers and art lovers," Smith said.
Titled "Michael Corinne West: More than Gorky's Muse" will coincide with an exhibit currently being displayed at the Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art: "Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective."