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Robert Motherwell On Paper: Gesture, Variation, And Continuity, University Of Richmond Museums Jan 1997

Robert Motherwell On Paper: Gesture, Variation, And Continuity, University Of Richmond Museums

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Robert Motherwell on Paper: Gesture, Variation, and Continuity

October 17 to December 13, 1997

Marsh Art Gallery

Introduction

Abstract art is stripped bare of other things in order to intensify its rhythms, spatial intervals, and color structure, a process of emphasis. - Robert Motherwell

The renowned Abstract Expressionist artist Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), best known as a painter, produced a remarkable body of works on paper. His drawings, prints, and collages show an intimate side of his visual sensibility and reveal the very personal "handwriting" of the artist as he responded to the subtleties of paper, both as a medium and a ...


Haiga: Takebe Sōchō And The Haiku-Painting Tradition, University Of Richmond Museums Jan 1995

Haiga: Takebe Sōchō And The Haiku-Painting Tradition, University Of Richmond Museums

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Haiga: Takebe Sōchō and the Haiku-Painting Tradition

March 3 to April 16, 1995

Marsh Art Gallery

Introduction

There is an old saying in Japan that "the nail that sticks out gets banged down." This shows how the Japanese tend to perceive themselves in a social context, as opposed to Western individualist perceptions. Japanese society is seen as a community of human relationships; its performance depends critically upon the quality of these relationships. Therefore, Japanese are constantly trying to reach a harmonious balance between individual aspirations and social responsibilities.

There is great admiration in Japan for the balance which is evident ...


Daniel Serra-Badué: Dreamt Reality, University Of Richmond Museums Jan 1994

Daniel Serra-Badué: Dreamt Reality, University Of Richmond Museums

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Daniel Serra-Badué: Dreamt Reality

1994

Marsh Art Gallery

Introduction

Daniel Serra-Badué is an artist of uncompromising vision who dwells upon memory as if it were tangible. "All that we see or seem - Is but a dream within a dream," wrote Edgar Allan Poe , and Serra-Badué seeks to place his audience within that dream. His evocative images compel us toward experiences that combine described reality with surreal impossibilities and dreamlike remembrances. Serra-Badué's world is a world of dreamt reality.

The lithographs in this exhibition, ranging in date from 1964 to 1992, demonstrate Serra-Badué's mastery of clarity of line, exactitude ...


Ukiyo-E: Japanese Prints Of The Floating World, University Of Richmond Museums Jan 1994

Ukiyo-E: Japanese Prints Of The Floating World, University Of Richmond Museums

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Ukiyo-e: Japanese Prints of the Floating World

March 3 to April 17, 1994

Marsh Art Gallery

Introduction

This ukiyo-e exhibition reveals the tantalizing range of images in Japanese prints of the floating world. A seventeenth-century Japanese writer described that world as: "singing songs, drinking wine, and diverting ourselves just in floating, floating ... like a gourd with the river current." Reflecting a sense of the world as an ephemeral place of no lasting value, the floating world was an escape from the present into fantasy and pleasure. Hopefully, our exhibition will entice you to pursue your own escape into that floating ...


Ephraim Rubenstein: The Rilke Series, University Of Richmond Museums Jan 1994

Ephraim Rubenstein: The Rilke Series, University Of Richmond Museums

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Ephraim Rubenstein: The Rilke Series

January 28 to February 27, 1994

Marsh Art Gallery

Introduction: Rilke and Rubenstein

The first time I met Ephraim Rubenstein, some eight years ago, and looked at his early paintings I immediately sensed a powerful poetic quality coming out of his paintbrush. This ambitious exhibition not only confirms my initial feeling, but surpasses anything I could have thought of at that time. It is rare these days to find a young artist inspired, not by pop culture or the mass media, but by a classic of literature. I find it interesting and refreshing to see ...


Laura Shechter: Recent Oils, Watercolors, And Drawings, University Of Richmond Museums Jan 1991

Laura Shechter: Recent Oils, Watercolors, And Drawings, University Of Richmond Museums

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Laura Shechter: Recent Oils, Watercolors, and Drawings

September 6 to October 6, 1991

Marsh Art Gallery

Introduction

For painter Laura Shechter the subject of still life is one that is charged with deep significance. Since the 1970s she has explored the manifold complexities of form and idea it necessarily involves for her with considerable success. As one of this country's leading interpreters of still life's revelatory aspects, Shechter has specialized in bringing out the subject's rich potentials for meditative and symbolic statement with a refreshing directness that is distinctively American in the emphasis on the special illuminating ...


George Tooker: Painting And Working Drawings 1947-1988, University Of Richmond Museums Jan 1989

George Tooker: Painting And Working Drawings 1947-1988, University Of Richmond Museums

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George Tooker: Painting and Working Drawings 1947-1988

September 6 to September 27, 1989

Marsh Art Gallery

Introduction

Paintings such as Subway, 1950, and Ward, 1970-71, are unforgettable images of the numbing isolation and anonymity that George Tooker finds in our secular bureaucratic society. What lies behind these compelling images? The larger context of private and public themes offers us insight into Tooker's achievement. I would like to propose that at least a part of this achievement lies in his simultaneous use and dismissal of the traditional, that is Renaissance-based, perspective construction of pictorial space.

While studying at the Art ...


Ruth Weisberg, University Of Richmond Museums Jan 1985

Ruth Weisberg, University Of Richmond Museums

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Ruth Weisberg

February 20 to March 17, 1985

Marsh Art Gallery

Introduction

Over the post century, the formal issues in art have been re-examined and exalted. The next question is meaning. As critic and artist, Ruth Weisberg is uncompromising in her belief that the value of art is in its meaning. Through her images, a humanitarian speaks. In her strong compassionate voice, one hears the echos of Goya, Watteau, Velazquez and Munch- those who painted and drew to expose injustice and to understand the pathos of human existence.

Ruth Weisberg is a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of ...