Popular Illustrations of the American West Visit Cedar City
For Immediate Release: August 22, 2007
(Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah) The Southern Utah University Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery is proud to present Frederic Remington Makes Tracks: Adventures and Artistic Impressions from September 6 to October 20, 2007. This exhibit combines images printed during Remington's lifetime with silver recasts of his sculptures.
Frederic Remington (1861-1909) was the most popular artist in America at the turn of the century. Remington’s work showcased America through his many illustrations of Western subjects for the popular magazines of his day: Harper’s, The Century, Collier’s and many more. This exhibit contains fifty prints, three fine silver recast sculptures, and one bronze portrait of Remington. The showing here in Cedar City is part of a nine city national tour over a two and a half year period.
"Remington's importance to the history of the West in America is well known. Less widely appreciated, however, is his position as a stylistic innovator in the history of American art,” notes Dr. Andrew Marvick, gallery director. “Frederic Remington Makes Tracks will reveal not only ruggedly beautiful scenes of America's past, but also the artist's distinctive and hugely influential brushstroke."
There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. The reception is open to the public and admission is free.
The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 7:00 p.m., and is located on the ground floor of the Braithwaite Liberal Arts Center building on the east end of the beautiful SUU campus. Admission is free. For more information contact the Gallery at 435-586-5432 or visit our website.
This exhibit is sponsored by the Friends of the Gallery.
The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery is supported in part by the Utah Arts Council, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.