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RECEPTION: Jim Dine Exhibit at WSU Museum
October 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for the exhibition Jim Dine: A life in Printmaking, celebrating the unique vision of one of the most important American printmakers of our time.
In the spring of 2014, Jim Dine donated 206 works of art to the Museum of Art/WSU. This gift will be shown at the exhibition and spans five decades of printmaking, covering the full spectrum of printmaking techniques. Jim Dine entered the New York art world in the 1950s to great acclaim. Identified among the first generation of Pop artists, Dine’s work has always been independent of labels. His signature images of hearts, tools and bathrobes suggested popular culture references, but in his hands they became opportunities for a strong romantic, expressionist sensibility. Over time he expanded the realm of imagery to embrace classical and mythic themes, along with figurative work and portraiture.
Dine is one of those rare artists who has been active as a creative printmaker throughout his career and for whom prints are artistically equal to, and closely interact with his other work in painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. Today, at age 80, he continues to produce new prints with great passion and energy.
The Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, Thursday open until 7 pm, *Closed Sunday*. For more information please contact the museum at (509) 335-1910. To learn more, please visit our website at http://museum.wsu.edu/, or find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!