Department of Art and Art History
Visual Art
Ridin' the West

Ridin' the West: Works by Roy De Forest and Dana Hart-Stone

Exhibition Dates: July 22, 2019-October 18, 2019

Location/Hours: Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building Gallery, M-F, 9am-4pm

Reception Artist Talk: October 11, 2019, 5pm, Dowd Lobby

Roy De Forest (1930-2007) was a famous American artist, whose paintings, drawings, and sculptures depict figures and animals in folk art-like, semi-abstracted landscapes inspired by the American West. Recognized as one of the most original painters of his generation, De Forest imbued his works with charm and lyricism that invites viewers to venture into his imaginative world.  

Dana Hart-Stone draws on his Montana roots to infuse his work with nostalgia. Using iconic western images, Hart-Stone taps into both the utility of the objects depicted as well as the romantic notions ascribed to country living. About his work Heart-Stone states, “My intent is to create paintings that evoke a sense of place, document the passing of time, and invite the viewer to engage in developing American identity.”


Image Credit

Roy De Forest, Texas, 2002, acrylic/mixed media on canvas and wood, 48 x 42 x 12 inches

Dana Hart-Stone, Horse of Course, 2016, UV-cured acrylic ink on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building
Show Dates: 
Fri, 11/01/2019 - 9:00am
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 4:00pm