Summer and Fall, 2010
We are pleased to present a very diverse group of new acquisitions – as diverse as the artists who created them. Works on paper are a featured aspect of this exhibition, from Dorr Bothwell’s iconic 1947 lithograph City Summer to Ray Boynton’s 1930s pastel and charcoal depicitions of his travels to Mexico, to Helen Clark Oldfield’s stunning 1925 ink rendering of Bernard Maybeck’s Palace of Fine Arts.
Oils and sculpture also are featured in our exhibiton, including contemporary artist Jeffrey Kirby’s superb Narcissus, Koichi Nomiyama’s 1931 brilliant Modernist landscape Untitled (Beach Cove and Boats), and the circa 1935 contemplative terra cotta sculpture Woman With Squirrel by Nina Saemundsson, an important artist of Icelandic descent.
Finally, in this exhibition we take our first foray into European art with the very engaging paintings by Fernande Barrey. A member of the well known group of artists living and working in Paris’s Montparnasse, Barrey was influenced by and later married Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita, a Japanese expatriate whose Modernist artworks are world renowned. Barrey has a colorful history of her own, including having been the subject of a portrait by Amedeo Modigliani.
We hope you enjoy and are inspired by these new artwork selections.