I always resisted the idea of mounting a "retrospective art exhibit".
For me, a retrospective is a show for artists who are either very famous...or very old!
I haven't achieved "fame". And call me vain, but I'm still resisting "old".
So why now?
Well here's the story:
This "Retrospective Exhibit" allows me the opportunity to clear my studio for some newer work, and at the same time to make a contribution to the institution of my primary loyalty. Proceeds from the sale of these works go to Northland College.
Northland College's Dexter Library in Ashland, Wisconsin
Over recent years I was blessed with the use of this wonderful well lighted, semi permanent hanging space...and unlike commercial galleries, it's open on Mondays!
Now however, we in the art department have decided to resume our former program of rotating public art exhibitions and I need to move my work off these walls.
Losing my free "parking place" is daunting. I can't possibly fit all those large paintings back into my studio storage bins.
So the retrospective now becomes the solution!
Below are some candid snaps from the opening:
As the fall semester gets under way, the exhibit will be open daily until September 30th.
In the meantime, the paintings can be viewed on this page of the college website: