The Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibition, Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculpture, is highlighted in a Portland Press Herald piece that includes insight from Joachim Homann, the Museum’s curator. ”The viewer experiences Kirkeby’s paintings as outbursts of exuberant color contained by richly layered textures of pigment,” says Homann in the article. ”The painterly explorations are often based in the observation of the visible world and contain references to landscapes or recognizable shapes emblematic of biographical narratives and symbolic in nature,” Homann said.
Per Kirkeby: Paintings and Sculpture, organized by The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. opens at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art on March 26 and continues through July 14, 2013.The co-curator of the exhibition, Klaus Ottmann, will deliver a lecture, "Per Kirkeby: Subjective Thinker, Anti-Artist, Historical Painter" on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., in Kresge Auditorium at Bowdoin College. An open house at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art will follow from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the exhibition.