January 12 – February 14, 2016
The Van Every/Smith Galleries and Davidson College are pleased to present Russ Warren: Works 1971-2015. The exhibition will be on view in the Van Every Gallery January 14 – Feburary 14, 2016, with an opening reception on January 14 from 6-8pm.
Painter Russ Warren draws inspiration from an array of artists and artistic styles, from Velázquez, Goya, and Picasso to Dubuffett and Mexican folk art. His prolific career is examined in the exhibition Russ Warren: Works 1971-2015, featuring more than 25 primarily large-scale, colorful paintings. Curated by Les Yeux du Monde Gallery in Charlottesville, VA, Davidson College is the third stop of a multi-venue exhibition tour. The accompanying catalogue features an introduction by Davidson College Professor of Art History Shaw Smith, an interview by University of Alabama Associate Professor of Art and gallery director William Dooley, and an essay by Art in America contributing editor Carter Ratcliff.
Warren will be on campus to meet with students in mid-January and will give a brief open-to-the-public gallery talk at 6:30pm during the opening reception on January 14th (6-8pm in the Belk Visual Art Center).
Born in Washington, D.C., Warren grew up in Texas. He studied under painter Earl Staley at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, from 1969 to 1971. He earned his BFA from the University of New Mexico in 1973 and his MFA in 1977 from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Warren taught art at Davidson College from 1978 until 2008. Warren’s work has been widely exhibited in such shows as the Whitney Biennial (1981) and the Venice Biennale (1984) and is part of many private and public collections including Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; and Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, to name a few.
Image: Texas Pride, 1974-5, acrylic on canvas, 57 x 66 inches, Collection of the Artist
Opening Reception – Thursday, January 14, 6-8pm; gallery talk at 6:30