Joe Shannon: Realism Surrealism
May 27 through July 27, 2008
This is a major exhibition of paintings by one of the great gurative artists working in the last 40 years. Always challenging and often provocative, Shannon is an antidote to the Washington Color School and its doldrums.The exhibition’s catalogue features an interview with the artist conducted by James Demetrion, former director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
(Top left) Joe Shannon, The City in the Country: The Reception, 1996.
Oil on canvas. 60 x 84 in.
Courtesy of the artist.
(Top right) Joe Shannon, The Artist Transfixed, 1999.
Oil on panel. 15 x 10 1/4 in. Private collection.