Friday, December 14, 2007

Remembering Robin Utterback

Drop by the Galveston Art Center to catch Utterback's postmortem exhibit. Houston Press blurb HERE. Read about his untimely demise HERE. Through January 6th. RIP.

"Inspired by the work of Pierre Bonnard and Jackson Pollock, among others, Utterback’s oeuvre varied from monochromatic planes emphasizing surface and light, to deconstructed, three-dimensional reliefs in which paint and plaster were layered directly upon the wooden substrate of the canvas. In his later work, drawing began to play a dominant role and he explored line and gesture by painting on unprimed canvas.

Utterback died unexpectedly in March 2007 in Houston. His family and many friends will remember him not only for his talents, intellect and wit, but also for his great kindness and generosity to others. This memorial exhibition is a celebration of both the artist and his art.

The exhibition has been organized by Clint Willour, Curator, for the Galveston Arts Center in cooperation with the estate of Robin Utterback."