Andrew Raftery | The Narrative Impulse
Design by Ultragraphics
Foreword by Richard V. West
This catalogue was published by the Frye Art Museum in conjunction with its exhibition Andrew Raftery: The Narrative Impulse (January 9–March 1, 1998), a part of the Frye’s Viewpoints series, which is devoted to the work of contemporary artists who are redefining the concepts of representation and content in modern painting.
Andrew Raftery’s gently ironic modern narratives are drawn from everyday life. They portray quiet chronicles of family activities or the intertwining lives of two individuals. The portraits included in the exhibition rely on an eighteenth-century British form, the conversation piece. Subjects in Raftery’s conversation pieces are illuminated and defined not only by their faces but also by their clothes and setting. Furniture, pets, and art works on the wall give a sense of the sitter’s character just as the careful arrangement of the figures provides clues to their relationship to each other.
This publication includes a foreword by Richard V. West, full color illustrations of the exhibition artwork along with an artist’s statement, selected biography, and exhibition checklist.
12 pages, full color illustrations
9 x 9 in.
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