March 20, 2015
'Post-Op' On View At David Richard
Antiques and The Arts Weekly, 03/20/2015

'Post-Op' On View At David Richard
Antiques and The Arts Weekly, 03/20/2015

SANTA FE, N.M. — “Post-Op:‘The Responsive Eye’ Fifty Years After” is on view at David Richard Gallery through April 12.

“Post-Op: ‘The Responsive Eye,’” the first in a series of presentations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking Op Art exhibition organized by William C. Seitz at the Museum of Modern Art, focuses on the aesthetic pursuits and choices during the careers of a select group of American artists who were included in The Responsive Eye. Post-Op and its successor exhibits examine the “roster” of artists from that seminal exhibition and compares and contrasts those artists’ endeavors, both during and after the Op Art “craze” of the mid-1960s. The later-career work featured in the current Post-Op exhibition spans the 1970s through 2015.

Featuring more than 34 objects by 17 artists, the exhibit focuses primarily on the artists and their interests in visual perception and less on the cultural phenomenon of Op Art per se. The exhibition will feature artwork by the following artists, all participants in The Responsive Eye: Richard Anuszkiewicz, Hannes Beckmann, Karl Benjamin, Ernst Benkert, Francis Celentano, Thomas Downing, Lorser Feitelson, John Goodyear, Francis Hewitt, Leroy Lamis, Mon Levinson, Alexander Liberman, Ed Mieczkowski, Oli Sihvonen, Julian Stanczak, Peter Stroud and Tadasky.

David Richard Gallery is at Railyard Arts District, 544 South Guadalupe Street. For information, 505-983-9555 or

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Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts
J. Willard Marriott Library
The University of Utah, 01/17/2017

The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library will host the art exhibition Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts, Jan. 20-March 3.

Artnauts, an art collective formed 20 years ago by George Rivera, professor of art and art history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, consists of 300 global artists who serve as goodwill ambassadors, acknowledging and supporting victims of oppression worldwide. Their creativity has generated over 230 exhibitions across five continents. Five faculty members from the U’s Department of Art and Art History are members of the collective, Sandy Brunvand, Beth Krensky, V. Kim Martinez, Brian Snapp and Xi Zhang.

Globalocation derives from “Globalocational Art” — a concept used by the Artnauts to refer to their exhibitions in international venues. It is the mission of the Artnauts to take art to places of contention, and this anniversary exhibition is a sample of places where they have been and themes they have addressed.

“The Artnauts could not exist without the commitment of the artists in the collective to a common vision of the transformative power of art,” said Rivera. “The Artnauts make their contribution with art that hopefully generates a dialogue with an international community on subjects that are sometimes difficult to raise.”

Krensky, associate department chair of the Art and Art History Department, had the opportunity to travel with Rivera in Chile as part of an Artnauts project, working with mothers who were searching for their children who had mysteriously disappeared during a time of political unrest.

“When I travelled to Chile in 1998, George and I spent an afternoon with the Mothers of the Disappeared, and the meeting changed my life,” said Krensky. “It was from that moment on that I placed a picture of them on my desk to look at every day. I was so moved by what they each had lost — a son, a brother, a father — and yet what remained for them was a deep, deep well of love. They were fierce warriors and stood up to the government to demand the whereabouts and information of the people who had disappeared, but they lived within profound love.”

The 20th anniversary exhibition at the Marriott Library is a retrospective of the traveling works the Artnauts have toured around the globe. The exhibition will be located on level three of the library. The opening reception is open to the public and will be held on Friday, Jan 20, 4-6 p.m. Rivera will speak at 4 p.m.

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