Drapery In Revival
Prints and Paintings by
February 22 through March 22, 2004
Opening Reception: Monday, February 23, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Dating from classical sculpture to the late nineteenth century, the image of drapery was an essential expressive tool. Artists recognized the immense expressive visual power of draped cloth, at times filling up to two-thirds of a canvas with various drapes arranged specifically to create the desired expression. In the twentieth century, drapery all but disappeared from high art.
The show is an exhibit of paintings and prints representing a revival in the image of drapery. Modern and traditional elements are fused in a tribute to the significant, yet often unrecognized role, of the image of drapery in fine art. Within this body of work, drapery has been elevated to the main subject, allowing its formal and expressive qualities to reign uninhibited.
Beau Brady earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Brigham Young University. His works have been shown in one-person and group shows throughout Utah, in Long Beach, California, in Farmington, New Mexico, and in Wisconsin. Brady received a BYU Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) grant and studied at the Santa Reperata Institute of Art in Florence, Italy.
Fine Art Gallery: located in the Henderson Fine Arts Building, across from the box office.Student Gallery: located at the top of the stairs in the new West Classroom Complex.