New acquisitions, new perspectives

Old College Gallery
February 8- May 12, 2017

Lisa Bartolozzi
Girl: Fist Series
2006
Oil on Panel

How do we differentiate styles in painting?  How does the artist’s chosen medium — modelling in clay and cast in bronze, sculpted in marble, carved in wood, or painted on canvas — impact representation?   Do all landscapes look alike?   Are all faces painted from life portraits?

These are some of the questions viewers are invited to think about looking at the works presented in this exhibition.  Objects possibly familiar to our visitors are brought into a new context by comparison with new acquisitions including works by Lisa Bartolozzi, a figurative realist painter; Dennis Beach, a sculptor who creates unique forms in wood that through the addition of color enter into the realm of abstract painting; Thomas Cornell, who looks back to the traditions of western art in imagining idealized landscapes populated by timeless figures, and by the Northwest coast carver, Barry Scow.

Thomas Cornell
Birth of Nature 2
2005
Oil on canvas
Gift of Christa Cornell
30 in

Our thanks to Christa Cornell for the generous donation of works by Thomas Cornell, to Teresa and Anthony De Fazio for a gift that included the mask by Barry Scow, and to generous anonymous donors who supported the purchase of the works by Lisa Bartolozzi and Dennis Beach.

Gallery reception

February 22, 2017. 5-7pm

5:45 remarks by artists Lisa Bartolozzi, Dennis Beach, and Stephen Tanis

RSVPs appreciated by February 18: universitymuseums@udel.edu

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