This exhibition celebrates Woodmere's extraordinary wealth of acquisitions since 2012, focusing on realism and narrative art. Dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, the paintings, sculpture, lithographs, etchings, watercolors, and photographs on view underscore the broad concept of realism.
This career retrospective explores four decades of work by Frank Bramblett (born 1947), one of Philadelphia's most admired artists and teachers. His work is rooted in the minimalist practices of the late 1960's and 1970's, and has evolved through a consistent interrogation of the process through which art is created. A professor of art in the Painting, Drawing, Sculpture department at Temple University's Tyler School of Art for almost forty years, Bramblett's work has been featured in national and international exhibitions, including the Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Bykert Gallery and Mary Boone Gallery in New York, and Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok, Poland.
This exhibition highlights the atmospheric realist paintings of Frances Galante (1957-2015), a much-loved artist who taught at Woodmere for many years. Galante's work reveals her virtuosity with color, light, and composition, as well as her interest in classical, romantic, and Impressionist traditions.
Artist Donna Nelson and art historian Gerald Silk share their perspectives in a conversation about Frank Bramblett, their colleague for many years at Temple University's Tyler School of Art. Donna will offer an artist's view of Bramblett's work and his approach to teaching; and Gerald will provide insight on Bramblett's career from an art historical perspective.