American Artist Retrospective Exhibits

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Awake in the Dream World: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger, an exhibit held June 21 - November 10, 2013 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Includes blog. Accessed August, 2015

Behold Revelation: The Fairy Tale Paintings of Katherine Ace is a 2016-17 exhibit at Albany (GA) Museum of Art, which says: " Katherine Ace s recent work focuses on images from the fairy tales of the Brother s Grimm.... The artist is captivated by how the Grimm's stories embody the complex issues that we all experience intimately: the dualities of life and death, humor and tragedy, beauty and corruption." Accessed 11/16 Also see images, commentary, artist statement and biography from Katharine T. Carter & Associates. Accessed 11/16

Clayton Brothers: Inside Out, an exhibit held September 12, 2010 to January 2, 2011 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum's website says: "The Clayton Brothers construct complex narratives that introduce memorable characters and comment wryly on contemporary life." Accessed February, 2015

The Discerning Eye: Scintillating Paintings from Rodney Burlingame, an exhibit held at the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art. Accessed April, 2015.

Ed Blackburn - Jumping Across (The River), an exhibit held February 5th ­ May 22nd, 2011 at the Old Jail Art Center. Includes 24:35 Artist's Gallery Talk, a February 19, 2011 online video. Artist combines images and text in his paintings. Accessed April, 2015.

Experiments in Navigation: The Art of Charles Hobson, an exhibit held April 30 - July 6, 2008 at Cantor Arts Center and April 30 - August 17, 2008 at Peterson Gallery, Green Librar, Stanford University. Includes press release. Accessed August, 2015

The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade is a 2017 exhibit at the Georgia Museum of Art which says: "Dramatic landscapes, exotic subjects and vibrant colors all characterize the work of the once forgotten artist Martin Johnson Heade. Now recognized as one of the most important painters of the 19th century, Heade devoted equal time to landscape, marine and still-life subjects, but is best known for his studies of tropical birds and flowers."  To read more after exhibit closes, go to "Past Exhibitions" section of museum website. Accessed 8/17

A Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance is a 2017 exhibit at the Woodmere Art Museum  which says: "The most ambitious exhibition of the work of Violet Oakley (1874-1961) to date, A Grand Vision highlights Oakley's spirit of civic humanism and her prolific accomplishments as a muralist, portraitist, stained glass designer, and illustrator."  Accessed 11/17

Hattie Saussy: Rediscovery of an Artist is a 2017 exhibit at the Telfair Museums which says: "Saussy distinguished herself as a great American painter by effortlessly fusing elements of impressionism into her realist compositions, formulating her own traditional, yet unique, painting aesthetic." Also see biography in New Georgia Encyclopedia.  Accessed 8/17

Immanence and Revelation: The Art of Ben Frank Moss, an exhibit held September 13, 2008 - January 4, 2009 at the Hood Museum of Art. Includes essay and press release. Accessed January, 2015.

Janet Sullivan Turner: Retrieval and Rebirth, an exhibit held October 3, 2014 - January 18, 2015 at the Noyes Museum of Art. Accessed August, 2015

Jim Wagner: Trudy's House , an exhibit held Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Harwood Museum of Art, University of New Mexico. Includes essay by Jina Brenneman, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. Accessed January, 2015.

Joe Brainard: A Retrospective is a 1980 exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive which says: "The first museum retrospective exhibition of Joe Brainard (1942-1994), currently on view in Gallery 2, presents a wide selection from Brainard's prolific lifework, including approximately 150 collages, assemblages, paintings, drawings, and book covers. Brainard's art is characterized by humor and exuberant color, and by eclectic combinations of media and subject matter." Accessed 3/17

Joseph O'Sickey: Unifying Art, Life and Love, an exhibit held May 2 - July 21, 2013 at the Canton Museum of Art. Includes biography, catalog excerpts, gallery guide. Accessed August, 2015

Jules de Balincourt, an exhibit held Nov 15, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Accessed March, 2015.

Kim Abeles: Art and Activism, an exhibit held September 11 - November 21, 2010 at the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University. Accessed February, 2015

Lumen Martin Winter: An Artist Rediscovered  is a 2017 exhibit at the Long Island Museum of Art, History and Carriages which says: "Lumen Martin Winter was an important American public artist for more than 50 years, with major murals and commissions at the United Nations, the AFL-CIO Building in Washington, DC, and the official insignia for NASA's Apollo Lunar Landing Project. Winter created boldly colorful and energetically expressive projects, exhibiting a wide array of influences." Also see artist's website  Accessed 8/17

Malcolm Morley: Painting, Paper, Process, an exhibit held November 10, 2012 to January 13, 2013 at the Parrish Art Museum, Accessed April, 2015..

Michael Miller: An Appreciation is a 2016 exhibit at the Brauer Museum of Art, curated by Gregg Hertzlieb, Director/Curator of the Brauer Museum of Art, who says in an introduction of the exhibit catalog: "The Brauer Museum of Art presents a retrospective exhibition of the incredible work of Michael Miller (1938-2014), an artist who was skilled in a wide range of media and who created prints, drawings, paintings, and printed constructions that involve innovative uses of traditional and experimental methods. A remarkably talented draftsman, Miller was able to blend illustration styles familiar to him from his youth, surreal and imaginative creations reminiscent of Chicago Imagism, a lively sense of humor, and a keen critical eye for human nature, to produce works that reflect virtuoso technique and a high degree of sophistication in content." Link is to the exhibit catalog. Accessed 12/16

Paul Villinski: Farther is a 2017 exhibit at the Taubman Museum of Art which says: "Villinski's sculptures and installations engage with subjects both sublime and neglected. Influenced by a lifelong concern for environmental issues, his work reinvisions seemingly useless and discarded materials, often trash found on the streets of New York City, into uplifting and humanizing works of art."  Also see press release and artist's website   Accessed 8/17

People, Places and Things: Works by William DeBernardi, an exhibit held April 27 - August 12, 2012 at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Includes exbibit brochure. Accessed April, 2015.

Pictures & Windows, The Paintings of Christopher W. Benson from 1975 to 2017 is a 2017 exhibit at the Newport Art Museum which says: "Benson's paintings are quintessentially American, hovering in a territory somewhere between the salt-of- the-Earth realism of earlier New England coastal painters like Winslow Homer and George Bellows and the vibrancy of Bay Area Figuration. His work has also been influenced by other prominent American painters, such as Martin Johnson Heade, Edward Hopper, the regionalists of the 1930s, and the American Modernists Patrick Henry Bruce and Stuart Davis." - To read more after exhibit closes, go to "Past Exhibitions" section of museum website.  Also see artist's website  Accessed 11/17

Placing Pierre Daura, an exhibit held May 10, 2014 to September 28, 2014 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. Accessed February, 2015

A Retrospective in Memoriam: Robert MacDonald Graham, Jr., an exhibit held at the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art. Accessed April, 2015.

Red Grooms: Traveling Correspondent is a 2016-17 exhibit at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, which says: "The exhibition includes approximately 50 examples of Grooms's signature three-dimensional paintings, sculptures, installations, prints, and films, spanning 1961 to 2015, and thereby provides an excellent overview of his artistic production." MBMA includes an audio tour tied to images of exhibit artworks. Accessed 11/16

Rob Evans: Mystery and Metaphor - Four Decades of Work, an exhibit held 9/27/14 - 12/7/14 at the Reading Public Museum. Includes online audio. Accessed April, 2015.

A SEA OF POSSIBILITIES:Paintings by Merion Estes 1971 to 2006, an exhibit held September 10 - October 29, 2006 at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Essay by Rebecca McGrew, Curator. Accessed April, 2015.

Spring into Summer with Andy Warhol and Friends! is a 2017 exhibit at the Bruce Museum which says: " Although we tend to associate Warhol's work with artifice and mass production - think of his bold images of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell's Soup cans - there is another side to the artist that is often overlooked, his interest in the natural, the real, and the intimate."  Also see press release and image sheet  Accessed 8/17

Steve DiBenedetto - Evidence of Everything was a 2015-16 exhibit at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, which says: "Utilizing an inventory of leitmotifs, including the helicopter, octopus, wheel, and glass office tower, DiBenedetto paints and repaints his subjects in states of apocalyptic trauma where content and technique become unified, while the boundaries between the objective and subjective become uncertain." Accessed 11/16

Summer Breeze: Paintings & Drawings by Alice Dalton Brown, an exhibit held May 18, 2013 - August 18, 2013 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Includes gallery guide. Accessed January, 2015.

Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White is a 2017 exhibit at the Hunter Museum of American Art which says: "Wayne White is more than your average artist - he is a set designer, an art director, a comic book artist, a puppeteer, a painter, a sculptor - the list is endless." Also see artist's website   Accessed 8/17

William Clutz: Crossings is a 2016 exhibit at Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, previously at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Download the 62-page exhibit catalog published by Schmucker Art Gallery, with essay by Shannon Egan, Director, Schmucker Art Gallery. The Foreword says: "Clutz carefully balances the pure abstraction of mid-century American painting with the reintroduction of figurative imagery. Because his works are at once abstract and representational, Clutz resists neat categorization into a cohesive art movement. Rather, his vibrant examination of line, color, and light reflects the artist's sincere commitment to his singular style." Accessed 10/16.

 

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