Sioux City Art Center
Sioux City, IA
Mark L. Moseman: Agrarian Legacy
The Sioux City Art Center will host an exhibition that honors farmers and ranchers, titled Agrarian Legacy, from Nov. 13, 1999, through Feb. 20, 2000.
The exhibition is a five-year retrospective of the pastel paintings of the Kansas City artist Mark L. Moseman. Having grown up on a farm near Oakland, NE, Moseman is sensitive to the crisis of the family farm. His figurative paintings honor disappearing farmers and ranchers.
Moseman's family members often serve as his models. He treats his subjects like an endangered species. Symbolic images, simplified compositions, strong light, and rich color are hallmarks of his work. Moseman says he paints to keep the spirit of his people alive in contemporary agrarian, as well as urban, society. Moseman's pastel paintings have been shown in national and international exhibitions. He is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. His works have been featured in numerous publications including The Best of Portrait Painting, North Light Books, 1998, International Artist magazine, and the "Pastel Page" of American Artist magazine. (left: Meadowlark, pastel on museum board)
Moseman is listed in Who 's Who in American Art. During the last three years he has exhibited in more than 30 one-man and group shows in San Francisco, Dallas, New York City, New Orleans, Albuquerque, Atlanta, and Denver. He has won many awards, including the Judges' Bronze Medal Award of Merit at the Art for the Parks Top 100.
An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 13. The artist, Mark L. Moseman, will give an artist's lecture at 6 p.m. The Moseman exhibition and lecture are underwritten by First Federal Bank.
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