Sep 18, 2013
From staff reports
A Space in Time: Works by Donald Roberts exhibit opens Friday, Sept. 20 at the Kennedy Museum of Art in Lin Hall in the Ohio University Ridges. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 5, 2014.
A curator walk and talk with Kennedy Museum of Art Director Edward E. Pauley will run 5 to 6 p.m., followed by an free and open to the public reception featuring a meet-and-greet with the artist Donald Roberts.
The exhibition features two bodies of work by Roberts, who is an Ohio University emeritus professor of art. One section showcases selected paintings, drawings and sculpture representing an earlier period when the artist explored perspective and hardedge geometric forms.
A larger selection highlights more recent paintings and drawings. Organic form, color and ambiguous space are "pushed and pulled" to experimental and expressive limits.
Roberts' works reveals his strong relationship with nature and admiration for artists including, but not limited to, Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866– 1944), Arshile Gorky (American, 1904–1948) and Michael Singer (American, 1942 – Present).
For more information, contact the Kennedy Museum of Art at 740-593-1304 or visit http://www.ohio.edu/museum/.