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Art Viewing Adventures: Wayne Thiebaud and His Fellow UC Davis Artists (Virtual)
Mon June 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Last year marked the 100th birthday of celebrated California artist Wayne Thiebaud. He taught at UC Davis in the 1970s along with a group of Funk and Conceptual artists that included Robert Arneson, Manuel Neri, Roy De Forest, and William T. Wiley. They worked in a wide range of styles, combining realism and illusionism, the mundane and the bizarre, displaying sophisticated thinking with a folksy attitude.
Host Rodney Paul will be joined by fellow museum guide Dragana Monson to explore pastries and landscapes, painted with a knife as if he were spreading frosting on a cake. We’ll also discuss Arneson’s ceramic sculptures, which exhibit offbeat, ribald humor. We will enjoy the eccentric menagerie of dogs by De Forest in his trademark bold colors and dots and dive into Wiley’s darkly funny commentary on politics, environmental issues, and global conflicts. We’ll complete the tour with the plaster sculptures by Neri, one of the Davis founding instructors.
(Image: “Flatland River” by Wayne Thiebaud, 1995)
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To join by phone, dial 888-475-4499 (toll-free) or 669-900-6833 (local). Enter Meeting ID: 865 6747 4200, then press # twice.
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