Baroque Sensibilities – Sherrie Wolf Exhibition to Open at the Long Beach Museum of Art

March 31, 2014, In The News, Press Room

Sherrie Wolf

Prominent West Cost Artist Explores Baroque Period Using Classic Paintings to Create Original Works of Art

Long Beach, CA -The Long Beach Museum of Art will open its newest exhibition on April 3 entitled Baroque Sensibilities – Sherrie Wolf. This collection of 28 exquisite works by artist Sherrie Wolf, one of the west coast’s most talented artists, will explore the Baroque period inspired by classic paintings to create original works of art. Wolf’s expertly painted works begin with inspiration from classic works as background and her curated choice of objects set within the paintings foreground. The exhibition will be open through June 15, 2014.

Spanning from the late 17th century through the 18th century the Baroque period saw some of the most beautiful paintings in art history. Baroque works often have action or attention within the painting working in disparate ways with action happening outside of the setting. Wolf’s work embraces the original paintings and inspirational images and takes them into her own personal direction. She does this through depth of field, reflections and play of light, palette, and additions of 20th century everyday objects creating a unique setting to give the viewer a fresh look and a chance to revisit historic works in a new light.

The exhibition includes both large scale and more intimate paintings that explore the diverse scope of Wolf’s art historical references, the nuanced virtuosity of her still life juxtapositions of fruit, flowers and other objects, and the evolution of her compositional interests. Two major scale self-portraits will add another dimension to the exhibition.

“Sherrie has created visually stunning works with great skill and I am excited to share this not only with our members but the Long Beach community,” said Ron Nelson, executive director of the Long Beach Museum of Art. “This superb collection would not have happened without the support of the collectors that have loaned works for this exhibition and the assistance of the Laura Russo Gallery.”

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