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June 16, 2010 - August 8, 2010

Natalie Alper, Tim McFarlane, Diane Simpson, Larry Webb

Paintings and sculpture

The adventurous state of mind is a high house.
To enjoy life the adventurous state of mind must be grasped and maintained
The essential feature of adventure is that it is a going forward into unknown territory.
The joy of adventure is unaccountable
This is the attractiveness of art work.  It is adventurous, strenuous and joyful.

         Agnes Martin

With this “adventurous state of mind,” Dan Mills, Director of the Samek Gallery, Bucknell University, proposed an exhibition of a select few artists who had devoted their careers to abstraction and who had been making strong, consistent, and highly developed work for a number of years.  It was also decided to include artists from different geographic locations whose work represented distinct individualistic, yet compatible, approaches to achieving that “joy of adventure” that abstraction can provide.  Finally, so that the gallery visitor can have an in-depth experience of the work on-view, only four artists were invited to participate in this exhibition titled Concurrent.  The artists include a sculptor from Chicago, Diane Simpson; and three painters: Larry Webb, New York City; Tim McFarlane, Philadelphia; and Natalie Alper, Boston and New York City.

Sam Yates
Director of the Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture, University of Tennessee and Co-Project Director, Concurrent

Concuurent was organized by Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University and Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture, University of Tennessee.  The exhibition was curated by Robert Bridges, Nancy Einreinhofer, Paul Krainak, Dan Mills, Kristina Olson, and Sam Yates.  Project directors: Dan Mills and Sam Yates.


June 16, 2010
August 8, 2010
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