The Art Museum will open a new exhibition next week, Saturday, March 27th. The exhibition will features paintings and prints by UW alumnus Harold Garde. Garde attended UW in the 1940s on the GI Bill, after serving in WWII. His work is influenced by abstract expressionism, a uniquely American art movement that began in New York during the 1940s. He has also created a printmaking technique known as strappo, in which layers of gesso (a white medium typically used as a ground for painting) and dried acrylic paint are transferred from glass to paper.
A series of public programs are scheduled in conjunction with this exhibition, the first of which is a film screening of Harold Garde: Working Artist (Acadia Moving Pictures and the Museum of Florida Art, Dale Schierholt, director). The film will be shown in advance of the exhibition opening to provide a preview of Garde's work and creative process. The screening will be held on Monday evening, March 22, beginning at 7 pm at Gallery 211 (211 S. 1st Street). Special thanks to the UW Art Museum for sharing their great gallery space for this event! The film screening is free and open to the public.
For more information on the film or Garde's work, visit the artist's website.
There is also a short video about his work available on YouTube.
For more information about other upcoming programs in conjunction with this exhibition, please call the Art Museum at 307.766.6622. Be looking on the blog next week for a full schedule of events.