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Luz y Colores: Emilio Sanchez’s Caribbean

August 9 – November 15, 2014

Rotunda Gallery

Born to a prominent family in Cuba, Emilo Sanchez (1921-1999) moved to Miami as a boy, partly due to the instabilities in Cuba. His strong ties to Cuba during his upbringing in the United States began a life-long dual relationship with both cultures, evident throughout his career. 

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Emilio Sanchez (Cuban/American, 1921-1999), Casita de Madera, 1998, lithograph, 13-1/2 x 19-1/4 inches, gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection. 2011.7.59

Ralston Crawford: The Artist’s Eye

August 23 – December 20, 2014

Colorado, Chicago, & East Galleries

Ralston Crawford: The Artist’s Eye revisits Crawford’s image making from the 1950s until his death. He worked in a variety of media—painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and the moving image—considering each completed work as a final work of art. 

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Ralston Crawford (American, 1906-1978), Junk Car Bent Door Jamb, c. 1955, gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 2008.16.10

Ralston Crawford: Early Work

August 16 – December 20, 2014

South One Gallery

Presented in conjunction with Ralston Crawford: The Artist’s Eye, Ralston Crawford: Early Work explores the influences on Ralston Crawford’s (American, 1906 – 1978) early artistic development. Exposed to some of the foremost American and European artists while studying in Philadelphia (1927-1930), these influences are evident in Crawford’s artistic development. 

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Ralston Crawford (American, 1906-1978), Fruit and Pitcher on a Brown Three Legged Table, 1932, oil on canvas, 26 x 22 inches, courtesy of the Ralston Crawford Estate and Neelon Crawford, 30.UU NC 


Ralston Crawford: Drawings & Photographs

August 16 – December 20, 2014

South Two Gallery

Presented in conjunction with Ralston Crawford: The Artist’s Eye, Ralston Crawford: Drawings and Photographs offers an in depth consideration of how Ralston Crawford (American, 1906-1978) used photography and drawing as essential creative expressions. For him, these were not methods of conventional preparatory studies, but an avenue to explore more powerful formal possibilities of compositions. 

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Ralston Crawford (American, 1906-1978), St. Ann’s Street, 1954, pen and ink on paper, 11-1/4 x 15-1/4 inches, courtesy of the Ralston Crawford Estate and Neelon Crawford, D 895 NC 

Ralston Crawford: Contemporaries

September 6 – November 15, 2014

Boyle Gallery

Ralston Crawford: Contemporaries features artwork from the Art Museum collection that focuses the various art movements occurring at the same time Crawford began to develop his mature style, the thirty years following his break from his Precisionist style. Selections of Crawford’s contemporaries include artists working in Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Synthetic Cubism, and Minimalism.   

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James Brooks (American, 1906-1992), The Springs, 1971, color lithograph, 30 x 21-7/8 inches, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Dorsky, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 1973.257

John Grade: Middle Fork

August 30 – November 15, 2014

Friends Galleries

Through his large-scale installations and site-specific works, John Grade (American, b. 1970) explores issues of irrevocable change and natural disintegration.  He is recognized for his use of organic motifs and materials in artworks that seek to understand the intrinsic language of nature.

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John Grade (American, b. 1970), Shoal, 2003, wood, 28 x 40 x 12 inches, courtesy of the Collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky

Pat Guthrie Teaching Gallery

September 6 – December 20, 2014

Guthrie Gallery

The Art Museum continues the successful teaching gallery model in in the Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery. This semester, the gallery features selections of art from the American West, including 19th and 20th Century artworks, artist explorations of the female form, and a wide-variety of other objects from the permanent collection. 

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Mark Klett (American, b. 1952), Beneath the Great Arch, Near Monticello, Utah, 6/21/82, 1982, gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 inches, gift of the artist, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 2001.1.1

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