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Ray Ciarrochi: Landscapes 1978-91
November 15 to December 15, 1991
Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond Museums
While apparently showing us a particular place, Ray Ciarrochi's landscapes are more about the exquisite moment of being in that place. His landscapes are at once aesthetic and metaphysical, achieving a unity of viewing nature with the transcendent power of that experience. His light, color, and paint carry us into a reflective mood where nature is calm and triumphant and we stand in harmony with our environment.
This exhibition covers the artist's involvement with the landscape over a span of thirteen years, beginning with a painting completed in 1978 and ending with a work done just a few short months ago. Rather than conspicuous changes over the years, we see in this selection a slow and meaningful evolvement of themes and variations of the landscape as the artist continues to develop his oeuvre. This consuming interaction between the artist and the landscape is the thread that unifies these images into a singular encounter with nature.
University of Richmond Museums
Ray Ciarrochi, landscapes, painting, De La Burde collection
Art and Design | Fine Arts | Painting
University of Richmond Museums. Ray Ciarrochi: Landscapes 1978-91, November 15 to December 15, 1991, Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond Museums. Richmond Virginia: University of Richmond Museums, 1991. Exhibition Brochure.