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Sam Richardson: Intimate Landscape

June 8, 2019 – August 25, 2019

UB Anderson Gallery

Opening Reception Saturday, June 8, 6–8pm

Known for his landscape sculptures made of plastic and resin, Sam Richardson (1934-2013) helped initiate new ways of thinking about landscape art in the late 1960s and 70s. Stripped of roads, buildings, debris and any sign of human interference, Richardson’s landscapes push the viewer into a quiet zone of tranquil free association; it’s a place that may seem familiar, but is also non-specific enough to create a space for one’s own experiences.

Featuring paintings, sculpture, watercolors, graphic works, archival materials and miniature models from the artist’s large-scale temporary public art pieces, Sam Richardson: Intimate Landscape expects to provide new context into the artist’s impact on contemporary landscape art and reintroduce people to the essential work of Sam Richardson.

This exhibition includes work from UB Art Galleries permanent collection along with significant loans from Sam Watts and the David K. Anderson Grandchildren’s Trust: Horace and Holiday Anderson.

Generous support for the exhibition and catalogue is provided by the family of Sam Richardson. It is organized by UB Art Galleries and is curated by Acting Director, Robert Scalise and Sam Watts. The accompanying exhibition catalogue features an essay by Theodore Triandos, Ph.D., UB Department of Art.

Sierra Snow Cover On The North Ridge, 1974.
Lacquer on polyurethane foam, 2 x 15 x 15 inches
Collection of the David K. Anderson Grandchildren’s Trust: Horace and Holiday Anderson.
Image courtesy of UB Art Galleries.