Barry Whistler Gallery presents Stephen Mueller: "Paintings & Watercolors" opening reception
Barry Whistler Gallery presents Stephen Mueller: "Paintings & Watercolors," the first showing of Mueller’s work at the Gallery. Mueller (1947-2011) grew up in Dallas attending Saturday art classes at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts taught by Roger Winter.
He received his BFA from University of Texas, Austin in 1969. Later, he was one of the first males to attend Bennington College; which had gone co-ed the year before. He received his MFA in 1971. At Bennington he studied with Clement Greenberg and Kenneth Noland and felt the lingering influences of Paul Feeley and Helen Frankenthaler. Prior to Bennington, he spent some time in New York City showing with Richard Fiegen and Tibor de Nagy and meeting Andy Warhol. He returned to New York after Bennington with Annina Nosei and Mary Boone. His meeting Andy Warhol would also lead to his working on Warhol’s "Shadows" series of paintings first exhibited at Heiner Friedrich Gallery in SoHo in 1979.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through April 4.