Morris Museum of Art

Augusta, Georgia

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Robert Stackhouse: Major Works 1969-1999

Seeing the Snake, 1976, watercolor, charcoal and graphite on paper, 52 1/2 x 93 5/8 inches, Courtesy of the John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation, photo courtesy of The Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO

 

Robert Stackhouse: Major Works 1969-1999 opened May 20, 1999, at the Morris Museum of Art and runs through August 22.

Robert Stackhouse: Major Works 1969-1999 and the accompanying catalogue offer a comprehensive overview of Stackhouse's life and work to the present date. It is also the first study of the artist's significant ties to the South and the development of his iconic images - including the serpent, the ship, and open-form architectural structures - as well as his monumentally scaled watercolor paintings, drawings, and prints. (left: Adrift, 1996, 7 color lithograph, 44 3/8 x 30 3/8 inches, Courtesy of the John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation, photo courtesy of The Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO; right: On the Deep #2, 1995, Courtesy of the John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation, photo courtesy of The Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO)

The exhibition will include representative examples from his earliest works and his noted A-frame structures of the 1970s through his works of the 1990s, including haunting paintings of ships - notably the Titanic, the Normandie, and the Queen Mary. A highlight of the exhibition will be Transtitanic - a painting measuring over 15 feet in length - of the Titanic with a distinctive metal sculptural frame created by the artist.

A catalogue, Stackhouse, was written by J. Richard Gruber, Ph.D., curator of the exhibition and also deputy director of the Morris Museum. The full-color, 152-page softcover catalogue offers the first full mid-career retrospective view of the artist. It explores the environments that continue to influence his work and places special emphasis upon his skills and his vision as a painter, sculptor, and printmaker. The catalogue examines this nationally and internationally acclaimed artist, whose ties to the South have not been explored or documented previously in any significant way, and offers new insights into the career and works of the artist and into the cultural history of the South in the national context. (left: Inside Four Structures, 1982, Courtesy of the John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation, photo courtesy of The Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO; right: From the Deep, 1982, waterdoolor, charcoal and graphite on paper, 84 3/4 x 118 1/2 inches, Courtesy of the John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation, photo courtesy of The Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO)

Robert Stackhouse: Major Works 1969-1999 is organized by the Morris Museum of Art and curated by J. Richard Gruber, deputy director of the Morris Museum of Art. The John and Marine Belger Family Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri, has generously supported the presentation of this exhibition.

Robert Stackhouse is noted for his enormous watercolor paintings, drawings, and distinctive prints as well as his monumental public sculptural forms. He has been commissioned to complete sculptural installations in major cities across the United States, in Canada, and in Australia. (left: For Deep Swimmers, 1984, watercolor, charcoal on paper mounted, 61 5/16 x 108 5/16 inches, Courtesy of the John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation, photo courtesy of The Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO)

By the early 1980s, when he had installed major A-frame constructions in many outdoor and museum environments and his diverse serpent and ship forms had become increasingly well known, Stackhouse was regarded as one of the country's most prominent sculptors. Beginning in the early 1990s, as this show will demonstrate, he moved increasingly toward the creation of monumentally scaled paintings as a primary form of expression. (right: A Augusta, wood sculpture, united A-frame and deck forms, on campus of Augusta State University, courtesy of Morris Museum of Art, photo by Patrick King)

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