September 9, 2008 — The University of Virginia Art Museum will host an opening reception in conjunction with the special exhibit "Gabriel Laderman: Unconventional Realist" on Sept. 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. Curators Lincoln Perry and David Carbone, both figurative artists, will give gallery talks. There is a small fee to non-members for this event.
Perry and Carbone were Laderman's students and, over time, have developed a relationship based on mutual respect and artistic kinship.
Of Laderman, Carbone has written, "There is an ethos in Laderman's work that resists 'norms': classical, realist, photo or pop. Instead of pursuing a sense of beauty or 'good taste,' Laderman has sought continuously to experiment with the means of representation."
The gallery talk presented by both artists will explicate Laderman's ethos.
On Sept. 16, Andrea Douglas, the museum's curator of collections and exhibits, will give a Lunchtime Talk at noon in the museum. This event is free and open to the public.
For information, call 434-924-3592 or visit www.virginia.edu/artmuseum.