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Gabriel Laderman: Unconventional Realist

Gabriel Laderman: Unconventional Realist

January 23-March 15, 2009

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum presents Gabriel Laderman: Unconventional Realist, from January 23 to March 15, 2009.

As a critic, teacher, and artist, this second generation New York School figurative painter has had a profound influence on generations of artists. A pioneer in the development of New Realism during the 1960s and 1970s, Laderman rejected the prevailing abstract expressionist conventions in favor of a perceptual approach that combined diverse historical sources with a disciplined structural vocabulary.

Organized by the The Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, and the University of Virginia Art Museum , this exhibition will include works from four decades and be accompanied by a catalogue with an essay by Lincoln Perry.

The public is invited to attend an Opening Reception Friday, January 23, from 4-6 pm. 

A lecture and slide presentation by David Carbone, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at University of Albany, State University of New York, will be given Thursday, February 19, at 6:30pm at Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. The lecture will show Laderman's development in post-abstract figuration. Laderman's paintings will be seen in the context of previous generations and his contemporaries. Works by people whom he has influenced will also be shown.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at River Campus, 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Museum Hours weekdays: 9am to 5pm, weekends: Noon to 5pm. For additional information visit or call (573) 651-2301.

Additional links: (article with essays and images of Laderman's works)


River Campus, 175 Cultural Arts Center
Crisp Museum
One University Plaza, MS 7875
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701