Roland Reiss at the Claremont Museum of Art

"Roland Reiss: Unapologetic Flowers and Small Stories," April 6 – July 8, 2018

April 3, 2018

The exhibition will include a selection of “miniatures” dating from the mid-1970s-90s. Among the artist’s best-known works, these boxed, sculptural tableaux are simultaneously familiar, mysterious, and provocative. Also on view will be a selection of Reiss’s floral paintings drawn from a series begun in 2007 that continues to this day. The decision to focus on flowers, a subject generally undervalued in the history of painting, reflects the artist’s ongoing determination to challenge himself, to push limits, to employ the breadth of his experience in compositions far more complicated than they first appear. Taken together, these examples of two of Reiss’s signature bodies of work convey a sense of the artistic and intellectual breadth of his remarkable career and, in so doing, honor an individual who has contributed profoundly to the development of the arts in Claremont.

The exhibition will be on view April 6 – July 8, 2018 .

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Claremont Museum of Art
200 W. 1st St.
Claremont, CA 91711