ALLEGORY OF NO REGION | PIEDMONT ART ASSOCIATION | MEMBERS ONLY
Aug
10
to Oct 13

ALLEGORY OF NO REGION | PIEDMONT ART ASSOCIATION | MEMBERS ONLY

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Bill Rutherfoord: Allegory of No Region presents the culmination of eight years of concentrated labor producing a massive painting and sculptural project by one of the region's most respected artists. Eleven large scale colorful and densely populated paintings invite the viewer into a complex interweaving of narrative, symbol, and form. Inspiration is drawn from artistic and literary figures as divergent as Jean Cocteau, Jasper Johns, and Joel Chandler Harris while historical references extend from Jamestown to Fort Sumter to the BP Gulf oil disaster. The reclaimed character Brer Rabbit leads the viewer on an epic journey across three centuries of heroism and trickery both comic and tragic ultimately creating historical and contemporary allegories and conundrums that lead to an investigation of the very nature of identity, culture and history - personal and public, regional and national, high and low.

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Allegory of No Region | Polk Museum of Art
Oct
7
to Dec 10

Allegory of No Region | Polk Museum of Art

Organized by the Taubman Museum of Art, this exhibition presents the culmination of eight years of concentrated labor producing a massive painting project by one of Southwestern Virginia's most respected artists. Eleven large-scale, colorful and densely populated paintings invite the viewer into a complex interweaving of narrative, symbol, and form. Inspiration is drawn from artistic and literally figures as divergent as Jean Cocteau, Jasper Johns, and Joel Chandler Harris while historical references extend from Jamestown to Fort Sumter to the BP Gulf oil disaster. The reclaimed character Brer Rabbit leads the viewer on an epic journey across three centuries of heroism and trickery, both comic and tragic, ultimately creating historical and contemporary allegories and conundrums that lead to an investigation of the very nature of identity, culture, and history - personal and public, regional and national, high and low.

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Homeward Bound Group Exhibition
Mar
3
to Jul 16

Homeward Bound Group Exhibition

The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce its first juried triennial Homeward Bound, a major exhibition presenting work in all media by artists living in the state.  Juried by Bradley Sumrall, chief curator of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana, Homeward Bound showcases creativity from the Commonwealth.

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Allegory of No Region at the Taubman
Jun
14
to Sep 13

Allegory of No Region at the Taubman

Bill Rutherfoord: Allegory of No Region presents the culmination of eight years of concentrated labor producing a massive painting and sculptural project by one of the region's most respected artists. Eleven large scale colorful and densely populated paintings invite the viewer into a complex interweaving of narrative, symbol, and form. Inspiration is drawn from artistic and literary figures as divergent as Jean Cocteau, Jasper Johns, and Joel Chandler Harris while historical references extend from Jamestown to Fort Sumter to the BP Gulf oil disaster. The reclaimed character Brer Rabbit leads the viewer on an epic journey across three centuries of heroism and trickery both comic and tragic ultimately creating historical and contemporary allegories and conundrums that lead to an investigation of the very nature of identity, culture and history - personal and public, regional and national, high and low.

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