Daphne vom Baur
Figures – Like Reality
Reception November 2 5-8pm
Corrigan Gallery is pleased to present Daphne vom Baur’s new works – Figures – Like Reality for the month of November 2-30 with a reception November 2. Vom Baur has shown often in Charleston as her husband is the grandson of Elizabeth O’Neill Verner. The attraction to artmaking runs deep in the family. The show title for these new oils is taken from the review in the Wall Street Journal by Dominic Green of ‘Modernists & Mavericks’ a new book about “art that felt like reality,” the works by London school of artists from World War II to 1970.
Daphne vom Baur was educated at Boston University, B.F.A. in sculpture, 1968 with post-graduate work from 1968 to 1969 with Ernest Morenon. In England she studied at Brighton Polytechnical College, Sussex in 1969 with an independent study at the Shripney Artists' Cooperative, Sussex, followed by the MFA program in sculpture in 1971 at the City and Guilds of London College of Art. She also studied independently with Wolf Kahn, Philip Pearlstein and William Woodward.
Vom Baur has shown at the Kennebunk River Club in Maine, the Cosmos Club in Washington, Boston University, Charleston City Waterfront Gallery, David Hamilton Gallery, Charleston,
Berkley Gallery in Warrenton, Virginia, Greystoke and Verner Fine Art, Middleburg, Virginia, MOCA DC/A+M Galleries, DC. Gibbes Museum of Art, Arlington National Cemetery, The Women's Museum, Loudon County Arts Council, Leesburg, Virginia, The Hermitage Foundation Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, Susquehanna Studio Center, Union Dale, Pennsylvania, The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Hattis Collection, DC and the Verner Gallery, Charleston 1997-2002, Anderson County Arts Center, SC 1991, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC.
Vom Baur was a fellow at the Atlantic Center for the Arts with Philip Pearlstein in New Smyrna Beach in 1986. She served on the South Carolina State Arts Commission Acquisitions Committee from 1989- 1991. Her work is in many private collections as well as those of National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg, VA, the SC State Art Collection and the Gibbes Museum of Art.
Her works often depict Penelope, the Lotus Eaters, Valkerians, horses and landscapes. This series shows Penelope, the faithful wife of Odysseus (Ulysses). Mythology gives us tales of morality, or lack thereof, and these stories are timeless. As for presentation, vom Baur’s sculptural studies are evident in the modeling of her painted figures and especially in the hands and feet.
The gallery represents local contemporary artists, second market pieces of merit and the estates of Elizabeth O’Neill Verner and Alfred Hutty. Artists represented are Corrie McCallum, Manning Williams,
Mary Walker, Kristi Ryba, Nancy Langston, Arthur McDonald, Bill Buggel, William Meisburger, John Hull, John Moore, Paul Mardikian, Daphne vom Baur, Case Jernigan, Karin Olah, Sue Simons Wallace, Gordon Nicholson, Max Miller, Midge Peery, Valerie Isaacs and Susan Perkins. Located in downtown Charleston at 7 Broad Street, the gallery is easily approached walking or driving.
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