Maquettes to Monuments: Bronze Masterpieces by Tuck Langland
MAY 11 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
Master sculptor, Tuck Langland has been a Midwestern artist for nearly sixty years. His favorite medium is cast bronze. His works are featured in many public spaces in the U.S. and are in private collections as well as in twelve museum collections.
Born in Minnesota and educated at the University of Minnesota, Tuck and his wife moved to England, where he taught at the Carlisle and Sheffield Colleges of Art. Their first daughter was born in Sheffield, and the second arrived after he took a job teaching at Murray State University in Kentucky. After four years in Kentucky, the family moved to Indiana where Tuck taught at Indiana University South Bend.
The Langland’s live in a pre-Civil War farmhouse in Granger, and Tuck works in a studio he converted from the barn and stables. Unless you saw Lady and Mozzie painted on the wall of a storage closet, you would never know the origin of his modern, well-equipped studio. While Tuck works in Granger, Indiana, his reputation is national, and his travels are worldwide. For thirty-two years, Tuck taught sculpture, art history and art appreciation at Indiana University South Bend. He won teaching awards, including the prestigious Lundquist Fellowship, and upon retirement, he was elected Professor Emeritus. He has also been invited to be a Visiting Artist across the country and worldwide. His successful career in teaching developed alongside his sculpture career. Two things most characterize Tuck’s sculpture career: creating large signature sculptures for public places and writing books and articles about sculpture. Early in his career, Tuck was elected into the National Academy of Art and to the rank of Fellow in the National Sculpture Society (NSS). He currently sits on the board of the NSS and chairs the editorial board of their magazine, Sculpture Review.
This exhibition will feature a wide range of figurative and portrait works in bronze. It will also show the process from Tuck’s original clay sculpture to the final bronze casting.
Platinum Sponsor: Kristel Kaye
Scenic Views: Gifts from the Boehning Collection
MAY 11 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
Local residents, Richard and Phyllis Boehning spent years assembling a collection of paintings by notable Indiana artists. Their collection includes works by Theodore Clemons Steele, William Forsythe, Richard Gruelle, Clifton Wheeler, Otto Stark, Glen Cooper Henshaw and others. In honor of the late Phyllis Boehning, Richard has donated a total of 25 painting to the Art Museum. We are thankful for their gift and proud to exhibit these fine works of art.
Platinum Sponsor: Penny Wilkinson-Boehning
Pozzatti: People, Prints, and Places
JUNE 22 – NOVEMBER 4, 2018
Indiana University Professor Emeritus, Rudy Pozzatti, is skilled in many artistic mediums, but he is known primarily as a master printmaker. Born in Telluride, CO in 1925, Rudy received both his BFA and MFA degrees from the University of Colorado. He traveled to Italy twice with Fulbright grants in 1952-53 and again in 1963-64, where he worked in Cortona. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 63-64, and Ford grant to attend the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles. The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette has a comprehensive collection of Mr. Pozzatti’s work, spanning his entire career and one of his lithographs, titled ”Apollo,” is featured in the ArtSmart: Indiana educational program. The ArtSmart: Indiana team is guest curating this exhibit with selections of his works from our permanent collection.
The Body Beautiful:
Carvings by Carol Farber-Carrington
JUNE 22 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
Carol Farber-Carrington maintains a studio in West Lafayette, Indiana having moved from New York four years ago. Her sculptures range from abstract designs to modern representational ones, mainly focusing on the male and female figures. “The Body Beautiful” exhibition is an excellent cross-section of her work. The soft curves and variations in postures reflect the full gamut of human emotions. Farber-Carrington carves in marble, a variety of alabaster and soapstone, Black African wonderstone, and limestone. Other materials used include copper pennies, seashells, Plexiglas, and plaster. The artist’s sculptures have been shown in both solo and group exhibitions in Manhasset, Roslyn, Great Neck, Westbury, Syosset and New York City. Farber-Carrington’s sculptures are also included in private collections in New York and Indiana.
A graduate of the City College of New York, she completed her graduate degrees at Purdue University and accumulated postgraduate credits from St. John’s University, the New School for Social Research and Oxford University. She is also a certified Interior Designer. A retired Professor of English, she held the rank of Full Professor on faculty at one of the State University of New York campuses for over four decades where she also served as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs for nine of those years.