Spirit of the Land
exhibition of constructions and paintings, In the Spirit of the Land
is a highly contemporary take on the timeless American landscape by
the artist, William Dunlap.
says of this series, "it combines elements of painting, sculpture
and assemblage in such a way as to provoke connections and dialogue
between our perceived historical past and the critical concerns of
our current time and place." Unashamedly narrative in process,
revisionist in stance, and always informed by the history of Art,
this work strikes a delicate balance between the lasting traditions
of nineteenth century American painting, and the principles and constructs
of the twentieth century's dominant Modernist movement. Charged images
and objects alike merge with the over-arching theme of landscape to
jog memory and challenge stereotypical perceptions, while allegory,
animism, and elements of language address the ever evolving American
sensibility, its history, its light and its often troubled ground.
January 21, 1944 in Webster County, Mississippi, Dunlap maintains
studios in McLean, Virginia and New York City. He serves as visual
arts commentator on WETA-TV's Around Town and frequently writes about
art. Mr. Dunlap's work hangs in museums and collections across the
country, including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Washington's
Corcoran Gallery of Art. He is the recipient of numerous awards and
fellowships including the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest International
Artist's Fellowship for residency in Bangkok, Thailand; a Rockefeller
Foundation International Fellowship; and a Warhol Foundation Grant
for his Re-Constructed Re-Collections exhibition.
Spirit of the Land is available for a rental fee plus shipping costs
Mr. Dunlap is available to oversee installation, and to conduct gallery
talks and slide lectures for expenses and an honorarium.
for further Information William
Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
The Corcorcan Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
2003 William Dunlap. All rights reserved.
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