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Dorothea Rockburne

A Gift of Knowing: The Art of Dorothea Rockburne
September 30, 2016–February 19, 2017

Organized by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Curated by Bowdoin College Museum of Art in conjunction with the studio of Dorothea Rockburne
Organized for The Fralin Museum of Art by Rebecca Schoenthal, Curator of Exhibitions

Canadian artist Dorothea Rockburne’s studies with mathematician Max Dehn at the legendary Black Mountain College in the early 1950s firmly grounded her artistic practices in astronomy, mathematics and topology. Rockburne relates mathematical theory to the planetary movements and light captured by deep space telescopes. Prime examples include her Geometry of Stardust series (2009–2010) and the colored pencil drawings from her Watermill Series (2013–2015), on public exhibition for only the second time.

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The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

This exhibition was made possible by a generous gift from The Fralin Museum Volunteer Board. The lecture by Dorothea Rockburne and David Peifer is sponsored by an Arts Enhancement grant from the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts. We would also like to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Dorothea Rockburne, American, b. 1932. Geometry of Stardust: Curvature, 2009–2010. Lascaux Perlacryl and Aquacryl paint, Golden High Load Titanium white, and gold leaf on Strathmore watercolor paper. 24 3/4 x 20 in (62.9 x 50.8 cm). Courtesy of the studio of Dorothea Rockburne. © 2016 Dorothea Rockburne / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Ann Gale

Ann Gale: Portraits
September 30, 2016–February 12, 2017

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia is pleased to present works by American figurative painter Ann Gale, professor of painting at the University of Washington. Largely composed of oil paintings, with a few preparatory sketches, this exhibition features portraits that reveal the often unseen interconnectedness between sitter, room, atmosphere, and artist. Gale somehow captures, using short, layered brushstrokes and a wide-ranging if somber palette, both the physical and intangible elements that are present and evolve over the course of the lengthy sitting process. The portraits reflect the endurance of both model and artist, and convey a moody sense of this shared endeavor.

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The Fralin Museum of Art’s programming is generously supported by The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.

We would also like to thank our in-kind donors: WTJU 91.1 FM and Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book.

Image: Ann Gale, American, b. 1966. Shawna in Lines, 2016. Oil on canvas, 44 x 58 in (111.76 x 147.32 cm). Courtesy of Ann Gale and Dolby Chadwick Gallery. © Ann Gale