Venue: Squires Student Center, Blacksburg
Date: August 31, 2012
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre, Speaking Engagements
The Perspective Gallery (located on the 2nd floor of Squires Student Center) is hosting a reception for artist Robert Henry Graham and his work currently on display on Friday, August 24th.
A Thirty Year Retrospective is a collection of works by Virginia Tech Professor Emeritus Robert Henry Graham featuring his paintings and drawings. The collection will be on display in the Perspective Gallery in Squires Student Center through September 29.
Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
Robert credits Robin Leigh, one-time co-owner of “The BlackMan’s” Art Gallery in San Francisco, California, who - in the late 60’s – for the first-time awakened his interest in expressing himself through art in painting. In 1980 he received his B.A. in Studio Art at California State University, Hayward and his M.F.A. in Painting (1983) from University of Wisconsin, Madison. Robert Henry produced 45 paintings in his first year as a full-time artist, and he remains prolific to this day.
Robert Henry’s work today is painted compositions of multiple layers (anywhere from 40 to 70 layers) of color with each layer a different hue on mostly heavyweight gesso-ed paper. The paintings on paper can be multiple layered color-field paintings, cityscape silhouettes, symbols and forms, or figural/anatomical in content.
His work has been shown in 78 solo, two-person, and or 4-person exhibits; in addition his work has appeared in over 160 group exhibitions throughout the United States since 1968. He is listed in Thomas Albright’s Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980: An Illustrated History (1985) as Robert Henry.
For more information, visit: http://www.studentcenters.vt.edu/perspectivegallery/shows/roberthenrygraham.php