Art Museum Shows American Prints Of The Post-World War Ii Period
of "American Prints of the Post-World War II Period"
WHEN: On exhibit through
WHERE: Bayly Art Museum,
University of Virginia, Rugby Road, Charlottesville
"American Prints of the Post- World
War II Period," a selection of prints produced from 1960 to 1997,
features works by Jacob Landau, Willard Midgette, Rafael Ferrer,
and Alan Feltus. Also included in the exhibition are two drypoint
prints by California artists Nathan Oliveira and Wayne Thiebaud,
produced and published by Crown Point Press and showcasing the impressive
achievement of California artists during this period.
Printmaking techniques used in this
exhibition include drypoint, woodcut, etching, lithograph, and engraving.
Six of the prints are portraits and demonstrate the freedom with
which American artists choose and use a style to explore human personality.
"The very fact that almost anything
goes in American art of the last few decades means artists can be
as realistic or wildly modernist as they please with equal validity,"
says Stephen Margulies, curator of works on paper at the museum.
"Moreover, the daring of printmaking workshops in those years
encouraged both high technical standards as well as creative exuberance.
The keenly realistic precision of some artists may be as useful
in exploring the American psyche as the primitivism or idealism
of other artists."
The exhibition, on display in the
museums Iron Gate Study Gallery on the second floor, off the
main gallery, will be on view through early September.
The Bayly Art Museum is open to the
public without charge Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The museum
is located on Rugby Road, a short distance from the Rotunda. A small
parking lot for visitors is located behind the museum.
For more information about the exhibit
and the Bayly Art Museum, visit the Bayly Web site at www.virginia.edu/~bayly.
Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298