The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Butler exhibition reflects plight of the mountain gorilla
Face Me. Pastel on BFK paper. 30” x 43”.


YOUNGSTOWN, OH.- The Butler Institute of American Art presents the exhibition Bob Ziering: Twilight of the Gorilla on view from September 10 through November 19, 2017.

“Twilight of the Gorilla” is a series of large, personal and compelling pastel paintings conceived to enlighten the audience and conjure concern for the plight of the Mountain Gorilla. Together, these images provoke respect for the subject and create a powerful exhibition, universal in its implications. It challenges viewers to reflect on the human/primate parallel and encourages them to face the seriousness of the endangerment of these majestic animals and their natural habitats.

Bob Ziering's affection and concern for the quickly disappearing ape population is obvious. This exhibition not only reveals the artist's sensitivity toward these remarkable animals but the work also asks us to look at these subjects as visually fascinating creatures. Ziering employs an expressionistic approach, emphasizing both line and textural qualities in the work. The artist has created a body of work which is important on many levels. Let's hope that his artistic journey reveals much. - Dr. Louis Zona, Executive Director, the Butler Institute of American Art

A native New Yorker, Bob Ziering studied art at the High School Of Music and Art in New York City, then completed his bachelor’s degree at New York University. He enlisted in the US Air Force, became lieutenant, and served as a basic training instructor. He acted as base artist, illustrating training aids and books, and was commissioned to do a series of portraits of senior officers. Upon completing his military service he studied graphic design and illustration at the School of Visual Arts.

For over 40 years, Ziering has enjoyed a successful career as both an agent and artist. His work is seen in print ads and video productions all over the world with a client list including many of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as cultural institutions such as The Metropolitan Opera and Cirque du Soleil. He has earned several ANDY awards for his work, the highest honor awarded to commercial illustrators. Bob was also one of the founding members of the Graphic Artist’s Guild, and is a member of the Pastel Society of America.

Bob has always been determined to divide his studio time in order to express and explore his personal projects, giving birth to a large body of work, several series and many diverse themes including Twilight of the Gorilla.

Bob has taught illustration and commercial art in New York at The School of Visual Arts, The Fashion Institute of Technology, and Pratt Institute. He worked as a volunteer in the forensic anthropology department at The American Museum of Natural History, where he assisted in the reconstructions of pre-homo sapiens for the permanent AMNH exhibition “Hall of Human Origins”, which opened February 2007.

Bob Ziering: Twilight of the Gorilla was first exhibited in New York City, at The Central Park Zoo in 1994, and in 1999 it was exhibited in Chicago at The Lincoln Park Zoo.








Today's News

September 10, 2017

Groundbreaking LGBTQ art show opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei

Mythical, magic, unique: Ferrari turns 70 in style

'The Shape of Water' by Mexico's Guillermo Del Toro wins Venice Golden Lion

Works by American Modernists and Abstract Expressionists on view at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Rare bust of Queen Victoria by master sculptor at risk of leaving the UK

Comprehensive exhibition dedicated entirely to a group of crucifixes by Lucio Fontana opeens

Mary Boone Gallery opens solo exhibition of works by Peter Saul and Will Cotton

Exhibition offers a rare opportunity to view major works by Janet Fish produced from 1980 to 2008

Minneapolis Institute of Art opens first-ever exhibition to focus on view paintings as depictions of contemporary events

'Referencing Alexander Calder: A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art' opens at Klein Sun Gallery

Photo exhibition at the Michener documents protests and social change

Old Toy Soldier Auctions offers prestigious collections from US and Denmark, Oct. 14

Exhibition of paintings by Alex Sewell opens at TOTAH

Boundless connections in nature revealed in 'Ana England: Kinship' at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Janet Biggs documents sulfur workers in new video installation at the Neuberger Museum of Art

Sally Saul's first solo exhibition in New York opens at Rachel Uffner Gallery

Jennifer Packer presents new and recent paintings at the Renaissance Society

Exhibition presents the work of 40 contemporary artists who explore the border as a physical reality

Garis & Hahn re-locates to Los Angeles with inaugural exhibition of new works by Mike Perry

Museum of Glass opens exhibition of glass and steel sculptures by Albert Paley

Exhibition offers an overview of some of the most important examples of the "art of immersive experiences"

Butler exhibition reflects plight of the mountain gorilla

William Monk's mysterious paintings on display at Grimm Gallery's New York space

Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State reopens with new look in the galleries

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- New photographic book explores the provocative works of Rodin, Schiele and Picasso

2.- Spanish sculptures get kitschy colours in another botched restoration

3.- Van Gogh was murdered claims new film at Venice

4.- Raging fire tears through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum

5.- Musée national Picasso-Paris opens exhibition of masterpieces by Pablo Picasso

6.- National Gallery of Art opens major exhibition of Corot's paintings of women

7.- RYAN LEE opens Indigenous Woman, a solo exhibition by Martine Gutierrez

8.- Flowers Gallery appoints new Gallery Director Jennifer Francis to lead global operations

9.- Bavarian authorities return priceless eighth century gold Sican mask to Peru

10.- Detroit Institute of Arts receives monumental Ursula von Rydingsvard sculpture



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful