The selection of works in this installation were chosen by the Maslow Curator and the painting professor, Pamela Parsons. This exhibition of figurative and landscape paintings (and one drawing) follows the exhibition of non-objective paintings that was curated by The Maslow Curator and professor Steven Alexander. This current exhibition is the first of a two part installation of representational works from The Maslow Collection.
This exhibition includes the work of Robert Jessup, Tony Wong, Tracy Grayson and David Hornung.
The works by Jessup and Wong each exhibit a particularly heavy impasto, with the work of Tony Wong being the most extreme. The lush surface in Tony Wong's untitled work renders an image that seems mythic and naive in content while the Winter scene of Jessup is more allegorical, as the depth of winter causes the individual to become mad with near hypnotic and irrational rage.
"Canal" by Tracy Grayson is dark in tone and feel, portraying a very moody view of Venice, while the work by Hornung is vibrant in tones of red and is visually collaged in a manner much like David Salle, without the angst.
Tracy Grayson, Canal, 1986, oil on wood (painted frame), 50 x 38
David Hornung, Icon to an Ice Age, 1988, oil on linen (painted frame), 77 x 65
Robert Jessup, Winter, 1987, oil on linen, 90 x 110
Robert Jessup, Watchful Father, 1987, charcoal on paper, 52 x 40
Tony Wong, untitled, 1984, oil on canvas, 86 x 76
Tony Wong, Eclipse, 1985, oil pastel on rag, 28 1/2 x 31 5/8