Artist Talk: Rackstraw Downes

Jun 2, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Artist Talk: Rackstraw Downes photo

Well regarded as a contemporary exterior and interior land- and urbanscape painter, Rackstraw Downes has long divided his time between New York and Texas in order to capture, through direct observation, a unique sense of realism and abstraction.

Rackstraw will speak about his work on the occasion of his first major survey exhibition of his paintings, Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972-2008 on view May 28-August 21, 2011.

Join us for a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm. Free.




Image: Rackstraw Downes, 110th and Broadway, Whelan’s from Sloan’s, (detail), 1980–81, oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 38 1/8 in., Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Gift of David and Gerry Pincus.

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