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Art: The Genius of David Bumbeck at the Sandra Small Gallery

By Jane Durrell · May 25th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

Artist David Bumbeck’s work is a deepening pleasure: The longer you look, the more you see.

Thoroughly versed in art of the past, Bumbeck makes art for today but gives it a more than nodding acquaintance with what has gone before. A range of his work appears in this exhibition curated by Daniel Brown, who chooses to call the show The Genius of David Bumbeck.

Included is a group of splendid intaglio prints from the 1990s, their classical allusions given contemporary input and distinguished by purity of line.

Drawings from the early 2000s show an equally definitive line and lead into a high-spirited set of recent paintings, abundant with ideas and carried out in bright pastel colors. Sometimes these works segue into mixed-media productions, neatly melding thoughts and materials. Vermont-based Bumbeck is a retired Middlebury College art professor.

The exhibition can be seen through June 25 at Sandra Small Gallery. Get gallery details here.



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