Crocker Art Museum
California State University Sacramento 50th Anniversary Exhibition
October 10 - December 7, 1997
The Ride, 1982
glazed ceramic, 19 x 28 1/2 x 10 1/2
Other artist graduates, among them Gregory Kondos and Mel Ramos, have pursued individual realist styles to address subjects ranging from the distinctive Sacramento Valley landscape--for example, Kondos's engaging view of Fair Oaks--to images inspired by contemporary mass media, including comic books such as Atom Man by Ramos. Many alumni have also explored surrealistic approaches, placing unlikely motifs derived from subconscious or dream sources in juxtaposition. Among these are works by Michael Stevens, such as his complex mixed-media sculpture Dutchy, whose elaborate surface composed of popular prints makes reference to such earlier artists as Vermeer or Winslow Homer. The simplified figures and animals that appear with images of floating objects in Suzanne Adan's Flying Saucers testify to the artist's rich imagination and offer an engaging narrative.
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