Raymond Yeager & Dog Days of Summer Exhibition
Our summer exhibitions, Raymond Yeager & Dog Days of Summer, open tomorrow with a public reception 6-8 pm. What you’ll see when you visit us:
"Janus V", 2009, 72" x 72", encaustic on wood panel
Raymond Yeager’s natural, yet abstract encaustic and oil paintings explore the moment between seeing and comprehending. His imagery is derived by using a process-oriented form of abstraction, focusing on elements from nature or complex patterns and designs. Yeager manipulates sketches and photographs in Photoshop to dissolve the subject into abstract forms suggestive of a variety of visual phenomena. The image is then printed and used as a guide for his paintings, creating an overall effect which renders an image that is abstract, yet grounded in reality. Yeager’s goal is to turn the ordinary into the strange or ambiguous – turning the familiar into the unfamiliar.
Dog Days of Summer
DeDe LaRue's 'Blue Afghan Hound', c.2004, mixed media
The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, located in Queeny Park, West St. Louis County, Missouri, is home to the world’s finest collection of art devoted to the dog. Their mission “is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of the art, artifacts and literature of the dog for the purposes of education, historical perspective, aesthetic enjoyment and in order to enhance the appreciation for and knowledge of the significance of the dog and the human/canine relationship.”
The AKC Museum of the Dog has loaned the Schmidt Art Center 26 of its canine sculptures, which include nineteenth century bronzes, ceramics, and porcelains.
Show open June 2 – July 29.
In conjunction with our show, please check out Dog Day on June 18th, a dog-filled, fun fundraiser to benefit the Gateway Pet Guardians & the Schmidt’s children’s art programming. (See our blog entry or visit our events page for more details.)