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Opening Reception: David Park: Personal Perspectives and The Human Spirit: Contemporary Figuration as an Expression of Humanity
March 19, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Reception for Exhibitions David Park: Personal Perspectives and The Human Spirit: Contemporary Figuration as an Expression of Humanism
In the South Gallery
DAVID PARK: PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES
Celebrating its 80th Anniversary, the Art Center will present companion exhibitions that trace the human figure as vehicle in Bay Area art. Scheduled for March 19 – May 22, 2016, the exhibitions David Park: Personal Perspectives and The Human Spirit with accompanying programming and catalog will focus on the historical and aesthetic development of Bay Area figurative art over the past 60 years.
In the Main and West Galleries
THE HUMAN SPIRIT: CONTEMPORARY FIGURATION AS AN EXPRESSION OF HUMANISM
Bridging the Art Center’s historical role in presenting formative exhibitions of the in the 1950s, The Human Spirit will extend our consideration of legacy to the work of over 20 contemporary Bay Area artists who have expanded the figurative art tradition through paintings, sculpture, photography, video, and performance. This survey will include the work of Elmer Bischoff, Joan Brown, Terry St. John, Christopher Brown, Charles Garabedian, Viola Frey, and Enrique Chagoya. Following a highly personal path with exuberant use of materials and iconography, these artists have forged visual language built on vocabularies including folk, medieval, aboriginal, and outsider art.
Untitled (Seated Male)
Ink on paper, n.d.
17 x 13 3/4 in.
Collection of Helen Park Bigelow
© Courtesy of Hackett | Mill representative of the Estate of David Park