Thursday, September 10-Saturday, November 21, 2020
Ruth C. Horton Gallery
A leap into the digital world, drawing and painting transposed
Perhaps best known for his shimmering, sinuously lined or geometrically patterned paintings on slabs of wood, Jason Middlebrook has also created a number of public art works, including a monumental wall painting for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. For his exhibition here Middlebrook takes on the longest wall in Ruth C. Horton Gallery, envisioning, creating, and then digitally rendering a new 17-by-25 ½-foot site-specific commissioned work of art. Titled Another World, this panoramic work invites viewers into another place—one of invention, visual complexity, and delight.
Middlebrook is a nationally acclaimed artist whose work has been shown at major museums and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Princeton University Art Museum, among others.
Another World, 2020
Concept drawing (detail)
Pen, ink, graphite, colored pencils, and acrylic paint on mixed media paper
Courtesy of the artist and Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, New York