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Final Week to View Three Exhibitions at UW Art Museum

November 12, 2014
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“Middle Fork” by the American artist John Grade is among pieces on display at the UW Art Museum. (John Grade Photo)

This is the final week to view three exhibitions at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.

The three exhibitions, “John Grade: Middle Fork”; “Ralston Crawford”; and “Luz y Colores: Emilio Sanchez’s Caribbean,” close Saturday, Nov. 15.

“Middle Fork” continues the artist’s exploration of irrevocable change and natural deterioration in a new installation created from the casting of a 100-foot-tall, live, old-growth tree. The tree has been assembled from thousands of small, perforated cedar pieces and is suspended horizontally in the gallery. The exhibition also includes additional smaller works by Grade.

A selection of works called “Ralston Crawford: Contemporaries” from the UW Art Museum’s permanent collection highlights artists who were working at the same time as Crawford, including abstract expressionist artists Lee Krasner and George McNeil. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, “Ralston Crawford: The Artist’s Eye,” to provide a broader context within which to explore and understand his unique artistic work.

“Luz y Colores: Emilo Sanchez’s Caribbean” highlights the artist’s investigation of the effects of light and color with Caribbean architectural themes. Sanchez began working with his well-known architectural subjects in the 1960s when clients in Cuba commissioned paintings of their plantation houses, which led to other house and architectural portraits that he continued throughout his career. The portraits are not precise renderings of the buildings and houses, but reinterpretations with personal elaborations that show his fundamental concern with the effects of light and shadow.

For more information, call the Art Museum at (307) 766-6622, visit the website at or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Through its "Museum as Classroom" approach, the UW Art Museum places art at the center of learning for all ages. The museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 2111 Willett Drive. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays. Admission is free.

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