January 23 - February 20, 2021
From Valley House Gallery:
“Valley House Gallery is pleased to announce our fourth solo exhibition for Mark Messersmith, including eleven large paintings traveling from the Amarillo Museum of Art, where they were featured in the exhibition “Precipice.” In lushly-colored paintings, Messersmith creates dense narratives packed with animals, birds, plants, and insects that reveal his concern for the shrinking world they inhabit. His monumental paintings are embellished with carved pediments and predellas that further the narratives and express his affection for Renaissance altarpieces and folk art.
Mark Messersmith earned a BFA at Fontbonne College in St. Louis, and an MFA from Indiana University. He was awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting in 2006. Among the many museums that have collected his works are the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Musée du Haut-de-Cagnes, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Tyler Museum of Art. His work was recently featured at the Asheville Art Museum in North Carolina in the exhibition “A Telling Instinct: John James Audubon & Contemporary Art.” He recently retired from Florida State University in Tallahassee where he was a Professor of Art for 35 years.”
On View: January 23, 2021 | 1–5 pm
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