‘Caribbean Color’ and ‘Bold Strokes’
Two new exhibitions opened this month at the University of Wyoming Art Museum.
“Caribbean Color, Urban Lines and International Forms: Selected Works by Emilio Sanchez” combines the artist’s brilliant color palette with strong plays of light and shadow, according to a release.
Cuban-born Sanchez (1921-1999) creates stylized images that reveal the abstracted stillness of manufactured environments. Presenting a selection of urban scenes, the exhibition highlights Sanchez’s contributions to Modernism that he developed in Latin America and the Caribbean, and brought to iconic American imagery.
“Bold Strokes and Finesse: The Stage Designs of John Ezell” features designs made for well-known and little-seen plays by Eugene O’Neill, Thornton Wilder, George Abbott and others.
Ezell’s productions have been seen in such prestigious venues as the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. This exhibition is sponsored by the UW Department of Theatre and Dance, the UW Eminent Artist Series and the UW Art Museum.