Artist's Choice Works from the Permanent Collection

Artist's Choice
Works from the Permanent Collection
Sep 24 - Dec 15, 2002
Eugene Atget, St. Cloud, 1920. Gelatin Silver print, 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. Museum purchase with funds given by Heidi Nitze (Class of 1956) and Phyllis Anina Nitze Thompson (Class of 1969), 1972.13.1

This installation accompanies the exhibition Interlude: Recent Work by James Rayen. The show features selections from the Davis permanent collections by artists that have had a profound impact on Rayen’s work.

Rayen wrote, “The eight artists I have chosen represent visions and influences that have been significant to my growth and development as an artist. With one exception they made images–whether figurative or abstract–that present a classical clarity of purpose and form. They present an art notable for its harmony, calm, simplicity and order. However, within their reserved worlds there are subtle tensions and undertones that imply the throbbing of life held in order by the artists’ skill with the formal arrangement of shape and pattern in space.”

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