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.”
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