Friday, August 26, 2011

Alison Van Pelt, Agnes Martin, Fort Collins Museum of Modern Art

On View August 18-November 18

Creating the New Century, is a special exhibition that features over 60 paintings and drawings—all created since the year 2000—from the Dicke collection. Sixty artists are represented by works that document the concerns and styles of painting in the 21st century. While many works are by well-known painters who have participated in museum and gallery exhibitions, others are less well known in a selection characterized by the curiosity and tastes of the collector, James F. Dicke II. The show bridges the gap between younger, emerging artists in their 30's and established artists in their 80's; thus tracing both the continuity and change in the practice of painting in the new century.
Dicke is a businessman, philanthropist and painter whose passion for and knowledge of art from a wide variety of time periods and geographical regions has made him one of the foremost collectors in America today. This exhibition features but one aspect of his collecting interests that also include 19th century French and American art, Modern painting and sculpture and 20th century decorative art and design.
Organized by the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio, Creating the New Century offers an opportunity to explore aspects of contemporary art practice firsthand and presents the accomplishments of a number of artists whose work has not previously been exhibited in Northern Colorado. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with essays by James F. Dicke II and Janice Dreisbach, Executive Director of the Dayton Art Institute, essays on and comments by each of the participating artists, and all of the works illustrated in color.
Review: Meet the New Century at
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John Alexander
Takashi Murakami
Sean Scully
Artists in the exhibition include:
Richard Aldrich, John Alexander, Gregory Amenoff, Cecily Brown, Francesco Clemente, Ed Cohen, Will Cotton, John Currin, William Daniels, Tomory Dodge, Peter Doig, Stef Driesen, Judith Eisler, Inka Essenhigh, Eric Fischl, Mark Francis, Bernard Frize, Marc Handelman, Mary Heilman, Shirazeh Houshiary, Jacqueline Humphries, Bill Jensen, Alex Katz, Daniel Lefcourt, Markus Muntean/Adi Rosenblum, Takashi Murakami, Todd Norsten, Thomas Nozkowski, Richard Patterson, Philip Pearlstein, Richard Prince, Peter Rosstovsky, Lisa Sanditz, Dana Schutz, Sean Scully, Amy Sillman, Juan Usle, Alison Van Pelt, Tam Van Tran, Tommy White, Lisa Yuskavage

Agnes Martin, oil on canvas, 40" x 30"

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