The muse is a time-honored tradition in the visual arts. Today, #fwmoa Exhibitions Content Manager Elizabeth Kilmer delves into both the historic use of the term and its place in contemporary visual culture.
The recent resurgence of fiber art, a process traced back to medieval weaving of wall tapestries, has aided in its acceptance into the fine art world. What is fiber art? Read on to find out, and visit FWMoA to see fiber artist Claire Zeisler's sculpture!
Today’s treasure comes from one of FWMoA’s hottest artists, Chuck Sperry. Sperry has been on the rock poster scene for over 20 years and his unique style has resulted in legions of fans who flock to his gallery openings for the chance to purchase one of his sumptuous prints. The women he features are synonymous with fantasized beauty – full lips, mysterious expressions, lithe figures, and perfectly tousled red ringlets. Justice, the print in FWMoA’s collection, embodies Sperry’s oeuvre.
Exhibitions Content Manager Elizabeth Goings sat down with artist Chuck Sperry, whose exhibition All Access: Exploring Humanism in the Art of Chuck Sperry, is on display at FWMoA through December 9th, 2018. Listen, or read, as Elizabeth and Chuck discuss his early career as a cartoonist, his journey to printmaking and posters, his inspirations, and his interactions with his collectors from all over the world!