Sep 23, 2008 Willie Kiernan Uncategorized
Reception and Gallery Tours
Picker Art Gallery
Celebration of Fall Exhibitions
The Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University will host a reception, public gallery tours, and live jazz by Monk Rowe and John Hutson on Thursday, September 25th.to celebrate the exhibitions A Painters’ World: Twentieth-Century Paintings from the Permanent Collection and I See You: Figures and Faces from the Permanent Collection. The event will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. and is open to everyone.
A Painters’ World: Twentieth Century Paintings in the Permanent Collection brings together 32 paintings from the Picker Art Gallery’s permanent collection. The stylistic synchronies and geographic diversity of 20th century painting are showcased in this exhibition of paintings from around the world.
I See You: Drawings of Figures and Faces in the Permanent Collection presents 22 spontaneous and intimate sketches by Paul C (c)zanne, Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, and others. The drawings represent 22 ways of looking at one another. Whether sympathetic or analytical, impulsive or self-reflective, the artists are all driven by curiosity. Most Western artists studied figure and face drawing as part of their academic training. They learned to appreciate this as one of the most fundamental and most personal forms of art making.
The Picker Art Gallery’s permanent collection includes more than 10,000 objects, among them approximately 800 paintings and 2500 drawings, primarily from the twentieth century. The currently presented selections are the outcome of a re-evaluation of the collection. They highlight lesser-known, but significant, treasures of the collection alongside some often-exhibited favorites.
Also on view in the Picker Art Gallery are Richard Serra: Double Black and Temple & Tomb: Art of Ancient China from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation.