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Recommended Exhibitions

Sometime during this semester, you need to visit an exhibition of contemporary art at a gallery or museum. If you have some time to get out in the next few weeks, here are a few exhibitions we'd really recommend

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Elizabeth Peyton, Live to Ride (E.P.), 2003
Oil on board 15 x 12 in. Collection Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Partial and promised gift of David Teiger in honor of Chrissie Iles [Elizabeth Peyton self-portrait]

Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton
Walker Art Center
Feb 14-June 14

Peyton is best known for her dreamy, introspective portraits of rockers and celebs, characterized by washes of rich color.

Expanded Drawing
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Friday, January 23, 2009—Sunday, March 15, 2009

This exhibition of the work of four Miinnesota artists expands on the idea of drawing in new and unexpected ways.

Rapture -- Melba Price
Midway Contemporary Art
January 31st - March 21st, 2009

This exhibition of paintings on paper by Melba Price features 50 haunting portraits of young people in their teens and early twenties.

Carolyn Swiszcz: Innovation Road
Franklin Art Works
January 9, 2009 - February 21, 2009

Javier Pinon: Medusa
Franklin Art Works
January 9, 2009 - February 21, 2009

The work of Swiszcz and Pinon are an unlikely, but completmentary pairing: Swiszcz makes paintings of banal but compelling artchitecture, while Pinon reworks classic pin-ups, creating fantastical, alluring new creatures.