Taken: 20th-Century Prints And Drawings From The Collection” Opens
At U.Va. Art Museum Aug. 16
July 31, 2003--
Taken: 20th-Century Prints and Drawings from the Collection”
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 16 – Sunday, Oct. 5
WHERE: U.Va. Art Museum, 155 Rugby Road
Gallery Talk by Suzanne Foley, curator of Collections and
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m.
WHERE: U.Va. Art Museum
Taken: 20th-Century Prints and Drawings from the Collection,” a
selection of work on paper from the University of Virginia Art Museum’s
print and drawing collections, opens Saturday, Aug 16. The exhibition reflects
the diverse artistic inclinations of the works’ creators. Over the
past 40 years artists have used the processes employed in producing the
work to express
their aesthetic intents. Whether through Robert Motherwell’s sheer
joy of ink gestures on a page or Ellsworth Kelly’s simple outline
of a leaf in lithographic crayon, the artists share their pleasures in
majority of works in the exhibition reflect the artists’ social
perspective, such as Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s collage drawing
commenting on salmon fishing, Kara Walker’s “African/American” linocut,
and Luis Jimenez’s observation on servitude in “The Mass
artists’ interests reveal a series of
explorations. Joe Tilson created contemporary versions of sacred spaces
marked by generations of pilgrims on their
journey to the Holy Land and documented them in his prints. In Nancy
geologic maps of lunar orbiter and Apollo landing sites are transformed
into abstract lithographs.
of the works included in the 20 pieces on view have never been
exhibited at the museum and some have
rarely been shown.
included in the exhibition are works by Chryssa, Jim Dine, John
Ferren, Howard Finster, Johnny Friedlaender, Robert
LeWitt, Tom Marioni,
Nathan Oliveira, Alison Saar, Pat Steir and Wayne Thiebaud.
exhibition was organized by curator Suzanne Foley and reflects
her interest in contemporary art and her association with different
during her museum career, which began in 1955. Foley joined the
U.Va. Art Museum in
1987 and has played a major role in building the museum’s
contemporary art collection.
museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Limited parking
is available behind the museum.
details about the exhibit and information about the museum, call
(434) 924-3592 or visit
the Web site http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum/.
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