Museum, California Center for the Arts
No Sun Without Shadow: The Art of Harry Sternberg
October 8 - December 31, 2000
"No Sun Without Shadow" surveys nearly seven decades of work by the great American artist and educator Harry Sternberg (born 1940) who, after a distinguished career in New York, moved to Escondido in 1966 where he still resides and maintains an active studio. "No Sun Without Shadow" will show at California Center for the Arts, Escondido from Oct. 8 through Dec. 31, 2000.
This retrospective consists of approximately 100 works - from the "social realist" drawings, prints, and paintings of the 1920s and 30s to the more introspective and lyrical work created as recently as 1999 - which reveal the remarkable continuity of Sternberg's artistic vision and thematic concerns. A variety of plates, woodblocks, trial proofs, and finished prints Sternberg executed for selected projects will also be on view. This juxtaposition of the artist's plates and blocks with the actual etchings and woodcuts printed from them offers an unusual vantage point for tracing the path of Sternberg's creative processes. It also enables viewers to better understand Sternberg's important and widely recognized role as a technical innovator within the printmaking medium, particularly in the first half of the century. (left: Desert Moon, ca.1990, acrylic on panel, 28 X 41.125 inches. Collection of the artist)
The exhibition draws from the artist's own personal archive as well as from private and public collections from throughout the United States. It includes several works that have rarely or never before been on public view as well as examples of Sternberg's magazine work and the designs for posters and murals commissioned by the United States government in the late 1930s and 40s.
The exhibition is organized by the Museum, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, and curated by Ellen Fleurov, Museum Director. A fully illustrated catalog written by Ellen Fleurov will accompany the exhibition. "No Sun Without Shadow" is made possible through the generous support of Robert and Karen Hoehn. (left; Drilling in a Breast, 1936,. lithograph, 15.25 X 21.375 inches. Collection of the artist)
The Museum, California Center for the Arts, Escondido is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, California, 92025. (information as of 6/00)
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