Monday, September 22, 2008

What to do on Tuesday night: Bruce McGaw at SFAI

Bruce McGaw: Paintings and Drawings, a Solo Exhibition, to Open at SFAI
Wednesday, September 03, 2008

On Tuesday, 23 September 2008, the opening reception for Bruce McGaw: Paintings and Drawings, a solo exhibition of work by longtime SFAI faculty member Bruce McGaw, will be held from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the Walter and McBean Galleries on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. Free and open to the public (Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 11:00am to 6:00pm), the exhibition will be on view from 23 September to 4 October 2008 at the Walter and McBean Galleries.

“For over five decades, Bruce McGaw’s paintings have explored and embraced his keen interest in the grand history of European painting, an interest often expressed through a carefully modulated deployment of three related elements: figure, color, and ideas of pictorial architecture. After 1990, though color remains a significant element that entices and rewards the eye, it is the figures and their narrative implications that come much closer to the work’s pictorial and philosophical foreground.”

from SFAI faculty member Mark Van Proyen’s exhibition essay, “Picturing the Life of Color: The Art of Bruce McGaw
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Pam Heyda said...

Thank you for posting this! I am a student of Bruce and haven't seen him or his work for years. He is so talented and a wonderful patient teacher.

Pam Heyda said...

Just visited the show (decided to pass on the opening due to crowding) and had the place to myself. Big beautiful paintings, lots of color. A must see! I just soaked it in. I finally realize what Bruce was trying to teach me all those years ago. Ah, I was young. And lucky me, Bruce stopped in while I was there.