Thirty years after his death, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential figures in contemporary art and culture. Warhol’s life and work inspires creative thinkers worldwide thanks to his enduring imagery, his artfully cultivated celebrity, and the ongoing research of dedicated scholars. His impact as an artist is far deeper and greater than his one prescient observation that “everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.” His drive resulted in an enormous body of work that spanned every available medium and most importantly contributed to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture.
This Exhibition is a cultivation of Warhol’s work from over seven Museums and from the private collections of three families.
Liz (Red), 1964, screen print on paper
on loan from Jon Rogers
Campbell's Soup II: Hot Dog Bean, 1969, screen print on paper on loan from the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, UTEP gift of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc
Herb Williams (b.1973) has gained international notoriety for his sculptures created from hundreds of thousands of individual crayons. Although the artist works with many different mediums and materials, Williams is one of the only individuals in the world with an account with Crayola. He creates original sculptures out of individual crayons that my require as many as hundreds of thousands. Williams' artwork hold records with Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Guinness World Record and his work has been placed in public arenas, such as children's hospitals, corporate collections, museums, and the White House.
Herb Williams was born in Montgomery, AL, in 1973. Every summer from the age of twelve to graduating from high school at eighteen, he worked in construction, which gave him a deep understanding of form and materials. Mr. Williams received a BFA in sculpture from Birmingham-Southern College, and there apprenticed under two professional sculptures off-campus. Upon graduation the artist immediately went to work at a bronze foundry in West Palm Beach, FL. There he cast hundreds of sculptures with atelier Poplieteo and the last work of art by photo realist Duane Hanson, Man on Riding Lawnmower. Herb Williams then moved to Nashville, TN, where he has lived and created art since 1998. Mr. Williams received The Joan Mitchell Foundation Museum Purchase Grant in 2005, the Next Star Artist Award in 2008, and was sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2011.
September 11- December 3
On September 11, 2001, New York City was shaken to its core. In the wake of the chaos, New York based Irish photographer Nicola McClean responded in the only way she knew how; she picked up her camera and took to the street to try and capture the confusion and panic that surrounded her.
The exhibition Ground Zero 360, was created by Nicola McClean and contains a stunning collection of images were made public for the first time in 2011. Through harrowing visuals, heartbreaking “missing posters” and a unique panoramic installation, Ground Zero 360 is astep into the past to what eight million New Yorkers were feeling in the days that followed the attacks.
Also included in the exhibition are 12 paintings by Irish artist Jim Fitpatrick, fragments of steel and granite from the World Trade Center and personal artifacts lent by families of the police officers and firefighters who lost their lives that day.
On loan from Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College
January 4- April 1
For more than 70 years, the funniest, most recklessly irreverent characters ever drawn on celluloid have been Looney Tunes. The split-second timing of Bugs Bunny, the giddy lunacy of Daffy Duck, the befuddled laughter of Elmer Fudd, and a slew of others were the work of animation artist Chuck Jones (1912-2002). Beginning with theatrical shorts of the 1930s, they have become international celebrities and a cornerstone of American popular culture. This exhibition explores the Looney Tunes characters and their capers as brought to life by Jones and voice artist Mel Blanc under the auspices of the cartoon shop at Warner Bros. Studios.
September 21 - December 31
On loan from Kim and Dr. Joseph Damiani
Annita Delano (1894 - 1979) became a leader of the modernist painting movement in California, both as a painter and a professor of art. In 1917, she earned her diploma from Los Angeles State Normal School (UCLA) and then began her teaching career at UCLA from 1920 to 1963. From 1944 to 1946, she was on the faculty of the Otis Art Institute. She lived primarily in Los Angeles but was noted for her southwestern desert landscapes and Indians figure and genre. Beginning 1925, she painted most summers in New Mexico and Arizona, living among the Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni Indians. Her paintings were widely exhibited during her lifetime, both as part of group shows and in 30 solo exhibitions of her work.
This exhibition showcases her lifetime of work including, paintings, watercolors and well as many sketches, artist notes and personal memorial.
In its 30 years, the Ellen Noël Art Museum has amassed a permanent collection of over 900 objects which reveal the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the Permian Basin, West Texas and the United States. It is the goal of this collection to document the relationships of artists to their physical and cultural environments, as well as the technical and conceptual innovations that are part of the vibrant and colorful history of the art world. The collection represents over 200 artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Janet Fish, Adolph Gottlieb, Peter Hurd, M.C. Escher, Lowell Nesbitt, Rufino Tamayo, Victor Vasarely, and Peter Vogel. Works by established Texas and Southwestern artists like Luis Jimenez, Jesus Morales, Ned Bosnick, Dee Wolff, Frank Gervasi, Billy Schenck, Michelle O’Michael, George Tobolowsky and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith form a significant part of the collection.
When Your Love Falls, Uncertainty Becomes Understood, nd
Gift of Mike and Linda Tilton
Fish Tales, 2003, Gift of the Artist- Connie Kiener
Aspen Trees, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. Camden Chancellor
Tropical Depression with Build Your own Sacred Cow, Museum Purchase
Serenade to an Empty Chair, 2009, Gift of the Artist- René Alvarado
Katherine Ace. Tomas Allom.
Rene Alvarado. William Anzalone.
David Aylsworth. Margarete Bagshaw.
Laurence Barker. Earline Barnes.
David Bates. Herbert Bayer. A.A. Begay.
Tomas Hart Benton. Henrie a Berk.
Jennifer Bobola. Hugo Lopez Bolivar.
Raymond Bonilla. Elena Borstein.
Alfonse Borysewicz. Ned Bosnick.
Harry Bouras. Katherine Bowling.
Chica Brunsvold. Alberto Burri.
Carmelo Cappello. Antonio Carreno.
Ali Cavanaugh. Eduardo Oliveira.
Danville Chadbourne. JD Chanllenger.
Sally Chandler. Piao Xue Cheng.
Wendy Chidester. Robert Colesco.
Jim Condron. Rosalind Cook.
Alfred Egerton Cooper. Ralph Cox.
William Crovello. Anne-Marie Cucchiara.
Salvador Dali. DaNisha Death NYC.
Simone Debbas. Gussie Dujardin.
Robert C. Ellis. Camille Engel.
Travis Conrad Erion. Frank Diaz Escalet.
M.C. Escher. Gary Eubanks. Janet Fish.
India Flint. Carol Fremlin.
Johnny Friedlaender. Tina Fuentes.
Daniel Gerhartz. Frank Gervasi.
Richard Gillham. RC Gorman.
Adolph Go lieb. Emilio Greco. R. Grey.
Han Dai-Yu. Heinie Hartwig. Billy Hassell.
Gary Hayah. Sonya Haynie. Ron Hicks.
Royce Howes. Jammey Huggins.
Peter Hurd. Margit E. IIika. Kim James.
Juis Jimenez. Michael Chesley.
August Kalestewa. Bob Kane.
Norman Kary. Steve Kaufman.
David Keens. Peter Keil. Martha Kellar.
Connie Kiener. Jung Han Kim.
Judith Moore Knapp.
Barnal F. Koehrsen III. Victor Kord.
Craig Kosak. Lynwood Kreneck.
Tracy Krumm. Gary Kulak.
Jochen Labriola. Oscar Lakeman.
Lois Lane. Josep Maria Subirachs.
Ru7no Tamayo. Kate Taylor.
Steve Teeters. Ann Templeton.
George Tobolowsky. Michelle Torrez.
Tracy 168. Andy Tschoepe. Cy Twombly.
Boaz Vaadia. Peter Vogel.
Jorgen Waring. James Watkins.
Davis Webster. Bill Wiggins.
Robert Wilson. Dee Wolf. Bill Worrell.
Pervis Young. Judy Youngblood.