Jim Richard: New Work

Exhibition Dates: March 3 – March 31, 2001
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 3 from 6–8 pm
Artist Walk-through: Saturday, March 17 at 2 pm
Gallery Location: 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999; arthurrogergallery.com

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Jim Richard. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger Gallery, located at 432 Julia Street, from March 3 – March 31, 2001. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance on Saturday, March 3 from 6-8 pm.

Facing the Collection, 1999. Oil on paper, 58 x 58 inches.

Facing the Collection, 1999. Oil on paper, 58 x 58 inches.

Jim Richard’s oil paintings, executed with uncommon elegance and subtlety, are in the long artistic tradition of the rendering of domestic interiors. The artist’s treatment imbues his period rooms with social ironies. Richard’s interiors provide a melancholy yet trenchant social parody through the imposition of startlingly modernist sculpture into beautiful yet disturbing settings. In several of these recent paintings there is a new emphasis on exaggerated swatches of decorative motifs. This emphasis opens the pictures to a slightly more abstract point of view and allows for a more free mix of styles and aesthetics. Jim Richard’s unique private universe is occupied by its own recognizable mixture of penetrating imagination and rigorous law and order, all in the service of satirizing an American truth.

A professor in the Fine Arts Department at the University of New Orleans Jim Richard received his M.F.A. from the University of Colorado. He has exhibited at the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Museum of the Twentieth Century in Vienna, Austria. The artist will conduct a walk-through of the exhibit on March 17th at 2 pm. A catalog accompanies the exhibition.