Wednesday, June 11 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Please join The MAC for an Art Talk with Robert Jessup in conjunction with his current exhibition Selections – New Work: 2013-2014.
The MAC welcomes Robert Jessup for a solo exhibition in the New Works Space this summer. Selections – New Work: 2013-2014 includes paintings from the past year, which explore his journey into a “free play of form”. The intuitive, non-representational form making gives his paintings an open ended resolution, keeping singularity in meaning out of his works. Having identity without being identifiable, the paintings are free to speak for themselves through an abstract visual narrative.
The dynamics of composition, the dialogue of shape and line, and the interaction of color have been central to Jessup’s pictorial inventions over a three decade career. Working within a career of academia and training artists, Robert Jessup received his Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 1978. Currently a painting professor at University of North Texas, Jessup was recently awarded a Faculty Fellowship from the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, UNT which allowed him to create this new body of work with selections on display for the first time at The MAC.
Robert Jessup’s paintings have been displayed at galleries across the country including the Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, TCU, The Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Beshar at Gallery, Atlanta, GA and most recently at McMurtrey Gallery, Houston,TX. Jessup has work in private and public collections including The Blanton Museum of Art,University of Texas,Austin, Dallas Museum of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.
Robert Jessup is represented in Dallas by Conduit Gallery.
Exhibition runs May 10 – June 28, 2014.
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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC