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2111 Willet Drive
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6622
The Touring Exhibition Service offers exhibitions at no charge to Wyoming organizations plus one-way shipping (roundtrip shipping to out of state organizations). These exhibitions are designed for sites such as libraries, schools, community centers, galleries and museums. Insurance, press releases, publicity photos and exhibition interpretation is provided by the Art Museum.
Museum is currently reserving locations and dates for several new exhibitions. For
more information or to schedule any of these exhibitions contact Sarah Gadd,
museum registrar, at (307)766-6634 or SarahL@uwyo.edu.
Art Express: Touring Exhibition Service is funded in part by the National Advisory Board of the UW Art Museum with additional support from FMC Corporation.
Through the Looking Glass: The Portrait of the Artist
Through the Looking Glass: The Portrait of the Artist explores the tradition of self-portraits and portraits of artists in variety of mediums including drawings, prints and photography. Involved in creative pursuits, artists become interesting candidates for portrait subjects and self-portraits allow for the artist to make a unique statement about themselves. With traditional commissioned portraits the expectation is a favorable likeness of the sitter, however an artist’s self portrait or a portrait of the artist reveals more than the sitter’s physical appearance removing the conventional constraints and allowing for more experimentation.
Image: John Barnes Dobbs (American, b. 1931), Self Portrait, 1960, mixed media, 13-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches, gift of Mr. William Dean, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 1976.151
Kimonos: Strappo Prints by Harold Garde
Harold Garde (American, b. 1923), a graduate from the University of Wyoming, creates work that is deeply rooted in abstract expressionism. He leaves the pure abstraction behind and concentrates instead on finding and conveying the beauty of simple shapes. Garde usually works in a series by using tangible objects and symbols as recurring subjects that engage and elicit a personal response from the viewer. In his series of kimonos his explores the ‘T’ shape of the garment and creates a mixture of variations from bold to subtle.
To create the strappo print, a technique he invented, Garde paints in reverse on a piece of glass, adding layers and finally peeling off the smooth result. On the finished print the top layer of paint is actually the first layer applied; the opposite of a painting. This allows Garde to carefully consider each stroke of color applied. Garde is a painter’s painter. He is interested in what paint can do, making marks that expressively respond to his thoughts and actions.
IMAGE: Harold Garde (American, b. 1923), Gray Kimono, not dated, strappo print, 6-3/4 x 5 inches, lent by the artist
The Botanical Series: The Photographic Work of Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker
The Botanical Series: The Photographic Work of Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker explores the botanical art tradition by combining science and art with the use of a scanner and digital printer creating images of remarkable clarity and beauty.
IMAGE: Gerald Lang and Jennifer Anne Tucker, Meadowsweet, Filipendula rubra, archival pigment ink digital print, courtesy of the artists
Available Spring 2014
Cyrus Baldridge: An American Artist in China
Cyrus Baldridge: An American Artist in China presents a selection of works completed during the artist’s journeys in Asia where his style was dramatically affected by the exposure to the sparse lines of traditional Asian art.
Available Fall 2014