Unseen Shores: The Post-Vietnam Era from the U.S. Navy Art Collection, View 4
Monica Allen-Perin; Chip Beck' Fred Harris; Gene Klebe; Hughie Lee-Smith; Paul C. DeLorenzo; Robert Adam Malin; Erik Marshall Murray; John Charles Roach; Robert G. Smith; Edward (Ted) Wilbur; Morgan Wilbur; Frank E. Zuccarelli
Military air pilotsPortrait paintingsSalt Lake Art Centerpaintingsmilitary personnel
"Unseen Shores" fills a void in the now traditional contemporary art world that typically favors avant-garde artworks of large scale in a non-referential style and/or with a theoretical foundation and/or in a technologically-innovative medium. These twenty-eight artworks, draw from the U.S. Navy Art Collection, reveal a surprising autonomy in art-making and acquisition in the official embrace of this (and other) branches of the United States military, despite suspicions to the contrary. There is a remarkable cross-section of subjects and styles from expected watercraft and aircraft, to the unexpected -- diversity of gender and race; civil engineering and rescue operations; off-duty leisure -- carving out a space in contemporary art for a realist mode of representation, existing as a hybrid between the objectivity of documentation by intricate theories and not dependent on the novelty of trendy materials. Exhibition held in the Street Level Gallery space.
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