The Frederick R. Weissman Artwork Museum will current Gwynn Murrill: Animal Nature till July 31, 2022. This exhibition was initiated by the late Michael R. Zakian, director of the Weissman Museum from 1995 to 2020, and is curated by Performing Director Andrea Girodi. , in shut collaboration with the artist.
“We’re happy to current this retrospective of Gwynne Murrill’s work, which many within the Pepperdine neighborhood already know from the cougar arrange exterior the Lisa Smith Wengler Heart for the Arts,” stated Giorody. “This excellent exhibition was conceived by my predecessor Michael Zakian, and I’m honored to have labored carefully with Gwynne Murrill to current such a variety of her sculptures to the museum, the place I do know individuals will love their encounters together with her huge cats, birds and coyotes.
Merrill’s elegant animal sculptures strike a steadiness between abstraction and realism. This retrospective options early Nineteen Seventies wooden carvings mixed with extra trendy works, together with sculptures that mix animal and human shapes manufactured from bronze, wooden, marble and clay. Impressed partially by the contours of the Santa Monica Mountains, the place Merrill has lived for many years, its modern and streamlined shapes replicate the essence and vitality of the customarily elusive creatures that Merrill sculpts.
A graduate of Carson Vandermaid (’22), a former pupil artist who now serves as an assistant on the Weissman Museum, has created a coloring e book together with an exhibition of drawings primarily based on Merrill’s sculptures. The coloring e book might be bought on the Weissman Museum, and the proceeds might be donated to an animal shelter.
For extra data on Gwynn Murrill: Animal Nature, go to the exhibition web page on the Arts Heart’s web site.