While The Rachofsky Collection has focused on Post-war art including Minimal, German expressionist, Italian Arte Povera, and Post-war Japanese works, there has always been an interest in collecting the art of our time. Glasstire founder and author Rainey Knudson will pen the essay about The Rachofsky’s growing assemblage of newer talents now available for viewing. Two early exhibitions at The Rachofsky House, in 2006-07 and then again in 2008, presented new acquisitions of emergent artists.
"Fresh Faces" offers an expanded look at the younger artworks from 2006 to present day. Of the 100 newer works by younger artists, almost 30 works by 24 artists will appear at SITE131, including artists from the U S, Germany, Italy, Britain, Netherlands, and Russia. From small notebook-sized to wall-size works, the formally schooled and self-taught artists use materials as traditional as oil and acrylic paint to exotic materials, such as bone pulver, marble dust, and cel-vinyl on high-fire ceramic. Imagery portrays figurative works and grand abstractions in tones of black to full color.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through December 18.