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Foundations | Gabrielle Reeves
11.20.20 - 03.06.21
Gabrielle is an American visual artist who has been living and working in Istanbul, Turkey for the past several years. She is originally from Wyoming and has exhibited her drawings and paintings in exhibitions in both countries.
This series of paintings, ink drawings and collages depicts a stratified and surreal portrayal of Istanbul; an organism of a city continually evolving and building on top of its old self. As an artist, Gabrielle is fascinated with ruin and renewal as well as the collapsing and rebuilding of this ancient, dense and layered landscape.
Tronies | Mark Paxton
10.23.20 - 01.30.21
Artist's Reception: December 4 | 5-7pm
Mark Paxton is an artist, living and working in Gillette, Wyoming. He was born and raised in Omaha and joined the military, serving in Vietnam. Mark received his BFA in sculpture from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and went on to earn his MFA in Studio Art at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1984. He taught art at Sheridan College during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Tronies is an exhibition of Mark Paxton's most recent paintings of large scale, close-up faces. The word "tronie" refers to a specific genre of 16th & 17th century portrait style paintings, particularly Dutch and Flemish paintings that were usually anonymous character studies as opposed to specific commissions.
Mark refers to himself as a "crowd source painter", someone who takes photos of people whose faces are of interest to him and the ideas he's pursuing.
Selections from the Permanent Collection | Various Artists
Date | 10.16.20- 11.14.20
Each year, the Rapid City Arts Council selects certain pieces from it's permanent collection to showcase in an exhibition. This year's exhibition will focus on those newest pieces that have been generously donated or purchased by RCAC through specified grant money. The RCAC strives to grow and maintain a collection whose primary focus is on work by artists who have lived and worked in our region or exhibited in our galleries. Each piece in our collection holds a unique message and style, offering a historical reference to the diversity of art within the present time. This show is a tribute to the talent and creativity that has existed over the years in this region. We have added thirty new artworks to our collection since it was last exhibited and all of these pieces will be on view when we reopen our Adelstein Gallery this summer. Our most recent gift to be included in this year's permanent collection show are three original Paul Goble watercolors that were donated by Nancy Boynton Franklin.
Still photography is permitted for personal, noncommercial use with a hand-held camera/mobile device. Sharing on social media is encouraged! Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited. The use of flashes, tripods or video cameras is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the Curator.
Animals are not permitted in the galleries, with the exception of service dogs.