Harvey Breverman, Fiedler in Pont Aven ©1995
1995, oilbar, pastel on paper,39.5 x 27.75”
WOODBURY INVITATIONALNovember 7, 2008 - February 20, 2009
Foreward and AcknowledgementsThe invitational exhibition this year brings together a group of artists whose work represent a diversity of styles as well as artistic intent. The art works presented range from the clean aesthetic of restraint exercised in Robert Stuart’s explorations into material and simple geometric form - through the complex content laden images of Harvey Breverman - to the elaborate fantasy compositions of James C. Christensen.
Each of the artists may be said to be at the mid-career to senior status in the production of their oeuvre. As a result, there is a certain clarity of idea, form and intent that has been cultivated over years of critical thought, experimentation and earnest effort. Each artist has exhibited and published widely on a national and in some cases international level, garnering many awards and achievements along the way. The Woodbury Art Museum is grateful for the support of each of the artists and their families. It is equally a pleasure to introduce them and their works to our patrons, and the students of Utah Valley University.
We look forward with great anticipation to the construction of the proposed Center for the Arts at UVU that will house this art museum as well as the Dance, Theater, Music, and Art departments as the new home for the School of the Arts. While it is yet a dream, and fund-raising is just now underway, we recognize the distinct benefit that it will bring to the school and community. It is our commitment to continue to sponsor high caliber exhibitions and programs such as this present exhibition as we develop a robust museum program.
This exhibition and catalogue would not be possible without the continuing support of many people at UVU – former President William Sederburg, present interim President Elizabeth Hitch, Executive Director of Budgets Linda Makin, Interim Dean of the School of the Arts Kathie Debenham, Assistant Dean of the School of the Arts Linda Moore, and the Director of Printing services David Scott. A special thank you to Media One for their generous matching funds in the advertising campaign. Thank you to all the museum staff for their long hours of dedicated service to the museum and exhibiting artists: registrar Robin Despain, preparator/administrative assistant Dyami Sorenson, museum assistants Vegor Peterson, Meaghan Weimer, Jesse Royston, Kenna Hennefer, and Jason Grotegut.
Marcus Alan Vincent
Director, Associate Professor Painting / Drawing