ROBERT RECTOR, “FIVE DECADES OF ABSTRACTION: A RETROSPECTIVE”
The Gallery at Manship Theater
EXHIBITION March 10-May 6, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION March 17th, 6:30-8:30pm
Robert Rector, graduating with a Masters of Fine Art in 1973 from Louisiana State University, has spent the last 50 years of his artistic career exploring abstract and nonrepresentational work through painting. Rector’s work utilizes traditional elements in painting and design, being deeply influenced by the natural world his work illustrates the relationship between the environment and our human experience. “I try to recreate or interpret these elements in an abstract way using light, color, texture and the medium of paint.” Rector studied under LSU Professor Emeritus Edward Pramuk and has maintained a close creative relationship over the years. Pramuk describes Rector as “…an artist who produces visionary images which flow from his Southern birthright. He is, by any measure, a visual poet”. Rectors work has been included in various corporate, private and museum collections across the United States, including the Ogden Museum and Mississippi Museum of Art.
“Five Decades of Abstraction: A Retrospective” will open at The Gallery at Manship Theater on March 10th, with an opening reception on March 17th from 6:30-8:30pm. The exhibition will be on view at The Gallery at Manship Theater, located inside the Shaw Center for the Arts, until May 6th. Exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.