50th Anniversary Exhibition THANKS
An exhibition to thank the more than 800
artists who have exhibited work at the gallery
during the past 50 years.
Opening reception Friday, May 11, 5 – 8:30 pm
Exhibition continues through August 11, 2012
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday noon – 5pm
Carl Solway Gallery's, 50th Anniversary Exhibition: THANKS, features the work of 63 artists who have shown their work at the gallery during its 50 year history.
Highlights include a painting Jim Dine created especially for the occasion, a new painting by Peter Halley and very recent paintings by Pat Steir and Joan Snyder. The exhibition showcases the tremendous range of interests reflected by the gallery's programs and will highlight painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and new media. Prints by historical figures such as Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Jean Dubuffet and Alexander Calder reference the gallery's formative years in the early 1960s. Through avant-garde composer and visual artist John Cage, Carl Solway forged productive relationships with visionary artists such as Buckminster Fuller and Nam June Paik. An affinity for popular culture led to associations with those loosely connected to Pop Art such as Tom Wesselmann, Jim Dine, and Claes Oldenburg. The show encompasses younger artists working with current digital technologies including Alan Rath and Jim Campbell. Ann Hamilton incorporates video in her work and Keith Sonnier integrates neon with metal. Various metals form the basis for sculpture by Nancy Graves, Albert Paley, Katy Stone, George Rickey, Jessica Stockholder and a free-standing folding screen by Jim Dine titled "The Garden of Eden". The list of artists is international in scope, but a number have greater Cincinnati connections, including Dine, Wesselmann, Rath, Jay Bolotin, J.M. Cockerill, Anita Douthat, Cal Kowal, Richard George, Noel Martin, Rocio Rodriguez and Tom Shelton.