JAMES ROSENQUIST: Illustrious Works on Paper, Illuminating Paintings

SUArt Galleries

August 20 – November 22, 2015


One of the most influential living American artists, James Rosenquist became well known in the 1960s as a leader in the American Pop art movement alongside contemporaries Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg. For more than five decades Rosenquist has created seminal work in a variety of media, employing printmaking, collage, drawing, and painting. This exhibition presents over 35 examples from the artist’s long career, including examples of his earliest abstractions from the 1950s to his exploration and evolution into Pop Art as well as recent works that epitomize his distinct and powerful style.

Iconic large scale prints and works on paper, like F-111 (North, West East South), 1974, and Space Dust, 1989, alongside monumental works like the 11 by 25 foot Geometry of Fire, 2011, are balanced with rare sketches, studies and collages that give unique insight into the artistic process.

Developed in collaboration with Oklahoma State Museum of Art and curated by Sarah C. Bancroft, co-curator of the artist’s 2003 retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, Illustrious Works on Paper, Illuminating Paintings exemplifies the indelible impact Rosenquist has had, and continues to have, on American art.


James Rosenquist: Illustrious Works on Paper, Illuminating Paintings will be included in the 2015 Syracuse Symposium Networks. Additional programing information will be announced closer to the opening of the exhibition.

Syracuse Symposium™ is organized and presented by the Syracuse University Humanities Center for the College of Arts and Sciences.


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