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Posted in Painting, tagged Claire Sherman, Collage, Drawing, Emily Gherard, exhibition, MW Capacity, Painting, Rackstraw Downes, tenses of landscape, University of Arkansas on October 1, 2012 | 2 Comments »
MW Capacity is pleased to present Tenses of Landscape, an invitational group exhibition of contemporary landscape paintings.
The contemporary artist’s world is a dense plurality of options, framed in a similarly wide variety of contexts for viewing and interpretation. The discipline of painting is certainly no exception to this, even when applied to a genre as commonly known and accepted as the landscape. Some landscape painters convey reality in compellingly quotidian detail, reflecting or critiquing the complex relationship between humans and nature; others construct neo-byzantine visions of the future that may thrill or terrify; some work intuitively to give form to the ephemeral, conveying what cannot be said; and many bend or break accepted rules of vision, reminding us that perception itself is both a privilege and a discipline. Tenses of Landscape, an exhibition comprising recent works by nineteen contemporary painters, presents both broad and dynamic depictions of landscape revealed as motif. Moreover, each artist examines the terrain dictated by these approaches and in turn addresses the act of painting itself.
The exhibition is on view from October 1 – November 4, 2012, in the University of Arkansas Fine Arts Center Gallery, in Fayetteville, AR. In the next five weeks, MW Capacity will post a series of artist interviews and other statements, as well as images of works featured in Tenses of Landscape. Two participating artists will deliver slide talks at the University of Arkansas in the next few weeks: Claire Sherman (October 11, reception in the gallery at 5:30, lecture at 7 pm) and Emily Gherard (October 25, reception in the gallery at 5:30, lecture at 7 pm). Read on for an introductory statement.
[At left: Claire Sherman, Cave and Trees, 2011, oil on canvas, 96x78"]
We interrupt whatever Midwesterness we had planned to put up this installation shot from Jenny Saville’s current exhibit at Gagosian, until October 22, 2011. Saville will be subject of a retrospective at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, Florida, November 30, 2011-March 4, 2012.
Posted in Painting, tagged Art, Artists, Drawing, Figurative Drawing, Figurative Painting, Kansas City, Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Midwest Paint Group, Nudes, Painting on November 5, 2010 | 1 Comment »
figure drawing by Stanley Lewis
Midwest Paint Group: The Figure at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City, Nov. 5, 2010-Jan. 28, 2011. The show features work by the Paint Group’s regulars as well as guests Stanley Lewis, George Rose, Wilbur Niewald, Martha Armstrong and others. (link is to Midwest Paint Group’s homepage, more works from the exhibition catalog can be seen in a PDF to be found there)