2018 Spring Painting Exhibition
8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento
Opening Reception - February 24, 2018 from 6 to 8pm
Exhibit February 24 through March 23
The 2018 Spring Painting Exhibition will feature three painters, including six signature Joe Rice paintings from the late sixties and early seventies. This will be, in a sense, a public debut for Rice, who, during his lifetime, had no interest in showing or selling his work. To my knowledge, none of these six paintings have been on previous public display. Don't miss this rare opportunity!
The six paintings on display are examples of Rice's unique blend of hard-edge and representational elements with a surrealistic twist. Some of the paintings are reminiscent of Diego Rivera's stylized portraits, others possess the whimsy of a Magritte--both artists were among those Rice much admired and emulated. The six were painted during the period when he was studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. Motifs include disconnected telephone receivers and pipes, and full-figured, faceless women. The woman depicted in the painting below was his favorite model.
One of the other two artists featured is LeeAnn Brook, of Nevada City. Find examples of her work on her website, here. I will provide information on the third artist as soon as it's available.