Landscape Without Boundaries

Photo of Roy De Forest painting.
Roy De Forest, The Problem of James R., 1968. Latex on canvas, 64 x 64 inches (162.6 x 162.6 cm). Fine Arts Collection, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis. Gift of James C. Israel Family. © 2019 Estate of Roy De Forest / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo: Cleber Bonato.

Landscape Without Boundaries: Selections from the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

The artists in and around Davis represent a singularly vital mix of approaches to the idea of the landscape in art. Encouraged by the land in which they lived and worked, our artists used the idea of landscape variously as a way to map psychology, the basis of surrealist images, or the raw material for a freshly invented world. How painting, sculpture, and drawing addressed and reflected the Northern California landscape in the years after World War II is revealed through significant works by artists including Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Gladys Nilsson, Martin Ramirez, and Wayne Thiebaud.

Artists represented in the exhibition:
William Allan, Jeremy Anderson, Ruth Armer, Robert Arneson, Elmer Bischoff, Joan Brown, Deborah Butterfield, Bruce Conner, Roy De Forest, Mike Henderson, Robert Hudson, Ralph Johnson, Ynez Johnston, Judith Linhares, Lee Mullican, Maurine (Fay) Morse Nelson, Gladys Nilsson, Maija Peeples-Bright, Roland Petersen, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Martín Ramírez, Don Reich, Tom  Rippon, Peter Saul, Cornelia Schulz, Charles Seliger, Albert Smith, Wayne Thiebaud, Carlos Villa, Mary Warner, William T. Wiley, Franklin Williams, Joseph E. Yoakum

Guest Curator: Dan Nadel

On view: July 14–December 15, 2019