Robert Indiana from A to Z
An exhibition celebrating the career of Robert Indiana (b. 1928), the worlds foremost word artist, will debut at the Museum of Art. Robert Indiana from A to Z: The Alphabet and the Icons spans Indianas artistic career, from 1934 to the present, and features more than 75 works in all media including his icons LOVE, HOPE, and EAT and his latest masterpiece, The Alphabet, which is in many ways the culmination of his journey using text as image. The exhibition also includes several never-before-seen childhood drawings and portraits.
For MWPAI, this exhibition is a homecoming and celebration of an artist who spent formative time in Utica. Robert Indiana, born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana, initially studied in Chicago. In 1947, while serving in the United States Army Air Forces and stationed in Rome, N.Y., Indiana was enrolled in evening art classes at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute School of Art.
Robert Indiana from A to Z: The Alphabet and the Icons is organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions in association with American Image, Katonah, NY, and Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL; Michael McKenzie is curator of the exhibition, which is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog.