William Dunlap
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In the Spirit of the Land

An exhibition of constructions and paintings, In the Spirit of the Land is a highly contemporary take on the timeless American landscape by the artist, William Dunlap.

Dunlap says of this series, "it combines elements of painting, sculpture and assemblage in such a way as to provoke connections and dialogue between our perceived historical past and the critical concerns of our current time and place." Unashamedly narrative in process, revisionist in stance, and always informed by the history of Art, this work strikes a delicate balance between the lasting traditions of nineteenth century American painting, and the principles and constructs of the twentieth century's dominant Modernist movement. Charged images and objects alike merge with the over-arching theme of landscape to jog memory and challenge stereotypical perceptions, while allegory, animism, and elements of language address the ever evolving American sensibility, its history, its light and its often troubled ground.

Born January 21, 1944 in Webster County, Mississippi, Dunlap maintains studios in McLean, Virginia and New York City. He serves as visual arts commentator on WETA-TV's Around Town and frequently writes about art. Mr. Dunlap's work hangs in museums and collections across the country, including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest International Artist's Fellowship for residency in Bangkok, Thailand; a Rockefeller Foundation International Fellowship; and a Warhol Foundation Grant for his Re-Constructed Re-Collections exhibition.

In the Spirit of the Land is available for a rental fee plus shipping costs and insurance.

Mr. Dunlap is available to oversee installation, and to conduct gallery talks and slide lectures for expenses and an honorarium.

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Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
The Corcorcan Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA



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