Artist Clark Richert plays a big part in the history of hard-edged pattern painting in the state. He was a protegé of George Woodman in Boulder, whos the granddaddy of that significant movement, but it was Richert who launched a veritable school of followers that includes Bruce Price, Jason Hoelscher, Karen McClanahan and others.
Despite this tremendous influence, and though hes been working since his 1960s Drop City days where he designed several of the domed buildings hes never had a retrospective until now. Tonight, Cortney Stell, director of the Philip J. Steele Gallery on the campus of the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, unveils her salute to the artist, Clark Richert: 1960s to Present.
Clark needs to be honored, says Stell, not only for being a great artist, but especially because hes been on the faculty here for almost two decades. In that time, hes influenced generations of students, and thats why I wanted to do this show.
The show continues through March 12. Call 303-753-6046 or go to www.rmcad.edu for more information.
Feb. 5-March 12; Sat., Feb. 6, 2010