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Selections from the Permanent Collection


Detail, Jim Isermann, Untitled (#9), 1991-1992
color pencil on graph paper, 17 x 22 inches

The Dean's Gallery presents:
Selections from the Permanent Collection
December 3, 2008 -March 27, 2009

Selections from the Permanent Collection is drawn from the List Visual Arts Center's extensive Permanent Collection.

Selections highlights the MIT collection's emphasis on contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, and print media. Proper framing is crucial to the quality and longevity of many such works, and the List Visual Arts Center is grateful to the Dean's Office of the Sloan School of Management for helping to reframe the pieces currently on display.

Among the works on display are works by Varda Chryssa and Alex Katz. These artists each have work in the Student Loan Art Collection, a program that gives students the opportunity to borrow prints and photographs each year.

A Greek-born artist now working in the United States, Chryssa is best known for her abstract letter sculptures, neon light tubing, and mixed media works. Alex Katz (born 1927, New York) has produced works in many media, but is particularly acknowledged for his painting, sculpture, and prints. His bold, pop-esque images and elegant reductive figuration have influenced a generation of artists.

Marco Arce's work was included in the show Influence, Anxiety and Gratitude at the List Visual Arts Center in 2003. Born in 1968, Mexican-born Arce now works in New York, and is renowned for his intricate works and unabashed examination of the art world.

Jim Isermann, born in Wisconsin in 1955 and now living in Los Angeles, works in striking geometric patterns, often using tactile materials in his exploration of abstraction. His vibrant designs play with optical perception in dynamic, dizzying ways.

Artists on view: Marco Arce, Louisa Bloomstein, James Cambronne, Varda Chryssa, William Conlon, Warrington Colescott, Jim Isermann, Alex Katz, Mark Luyten, Raymond Parker, Jorge Stever, Maltby Sykes, and Robert Zakanitch.

All images are protected by copyright law and thus cannot be reproduced or altered without the expressed, written permission of the artists.



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