Six artists present widely varied visions of the landscape in “Vistas: Landscapes Interpreted,” at ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries in downtown Coral Gables. A reception for the artists will be held 7—10 pm on Friday, April 2, 2010.
Paintings of Wulf Barsch have been interpreted as “cosmic imagery” because his subject matter often combines geometrical, intellectual, and mystical elements with Egyptian and Islamic references. His honors include the Prix de Rome from the American Academy in Rome in 1975, a Gold Medal nomination from the Accademia Italia, and the World Culture Award from the Cento Studie Ricerecke Belle Nazione.
Arless Day’s environmental collages have been exhibited in more than 50 solo shows and 70 group exhibitions, including shows in seven museums or public venues throughout this country as well as London, Zimbabwe and New Zealand. His work is included in some four dozen museum and corporate collections. “I try to create a place in time, just as a director in a movie creates a set,” he says.
Josephine Haden, recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 2008-09 Fellowship, describes her paintings as “less fantasy than a personal collection of images.” According to author and critic Donald Kuspit, who contributed an essay in the catalog for Haden’s show at the McLean Project for the Arts in McLean, Virginia, her works “stand on the threshold of entropy, a place where disorder is neither threatening nor disarming, but instead, a thing of beauty.”
Kyle, whose most recent solo exhibition was at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida, focuses his paintings, assemblage and installations on critical issues in the environment. “Evidence,” a six-by-five-foot mixed media work, includes a satellite photo taken by a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft of a Cuban missile installation during the 14 days in October 1962 when the world came closest to a nuclear war.
Former assistant to Josef Albers, Richard Lytle was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Florence, Italy, in 1958 and was included in the Museum of Modern Art exhibition Sixteen Americans in 1959. In 1985 he received the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award from the Cooper Union. His biomorphic surrealist paintings are in many public and corporate collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Recipient of seven scholarships, fellowships and other professional awards, John Torina has exhibited widely throughout the south and in the Oregon Museum of Art. A rare plein air painter who sets up camp in order to catch the fleeting early morning and evening light on his subject vista, Torina’s American impressionist landscapes are included in nearly two dozen public and corporate collections.
Located at 169 Madeira Avenue in the heart of the Coral Gables business district, ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. For more information, please call 305-444-4493 and visit our web site: www.virginiamiller.com
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