Helen Altman: Tree Line / Mark Messersmith: Scenic Delusions of Ordinary Disappointments
April 16 - July 10, 2011
500 Main Street, Beaumont, TX 77701
The Art Museum of Southeast Texas presents two dynamic exhibitions showcasing artwork depicting natural panoramas and wildlife. Mark Messersmith: Scenic Delusions of Ordinary Disappointments and Helen Altman’s Tree Line will be on view. Messersmith incorporates artistic elements from widely diverse sources such as medieval altarpieces, 19th century romantic landscape painting and contemporary folk art help to shape his technique and bring his works to life. Altman recalls childhood memories as a significant influence throughout her artwork. The 42 pieces of artwork featured in Tree Line include Altman’s highly-praised torch drawings, tree paintings, packing blankets, snow globes, and goldfish bowls.