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Eastern Connecticut State University

PLEASE NOTE- Akus Gallery will be closed
Wednesday November 23 at 1:30- Sunday November 28
in observance of Thanksgiving Holiday

Solemn & Sublime:  Contemporary American Figurative Painting
Oct 21 – Dec 2, 2010

This exhibition was inspired by the 2009 publication of Selected Contemporary American Figurative Painters, a catalogue edited by Qimin Liu, Associate Professor of Art, Painting & Drawing.  Liu, who was born in Heilongjiang Province, China and recently received his American citizenship, has received national recognition for his figurative painting.  He exhibits in Solemn & Sublime with twelve other prominent American figurative painters. 
This exhibition was co-curated by Professor Liu and Akus Gallery director Elizabeth Peterson.

Bo Bartlett

Scott Bricher

Susanna Coffey

Tony Curanaj

Federico Castelluccio

Vincent Desiderio

Katherine Doyle

Sidney Goodman

Anne Harris

Mel Leipzig

Qimin Liu

Nelson Shanks

Sharon Sprung

  Solemn and Sublime invitation Back
Solemn and Sublime Invitation Fornt
Emit, 2007
Tony Curanaj
oil on canvas 48" x 34"
Courtesy of
John Pence Gallery

Maia with Raised Arm, 2000, Sidney Goodman, charcoal on paper, 29” x 23”, Courtesy of the Artist and ACA Galleries, New York
Maia with Raised Arm, 2000
Sidney Goodman
charcoal on paper, 29” x 23”
Courtesy of the Artist and ACA Galleries, New York