Denver Art Museum: Funds from Friends of Painting and Sculpture, 1998.321
Photography Courtesy of the Denver Art Museum
Daniel Sprick painted my portrait this past October in his Denver studio, where I sat for a few hours, doing my best to disturb his concentration by asking him too many questions, as he worked his magic on the surface to produce my likeness. This was an exercise of research. I wanted to see how he went about painting, what brushes he used, what pigments he was mixing, where he purchased his paints, and so forth. It was a revelation, and this session forms the basis of my essay on the artist for the accompanying catalogue to his exhibition, Daniel Sprick’s Fictions: Recent Works that opens up on the 29th of June, 2014 at the DAM. I think you’ll find Daniel’s recent works in the exhibition incredibly engaging. This exhibition forms a nice interlude between the widely successful opening of Castiglione: Lost Genius this past November in London at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, and my progress on a future exhibition that will examine the studio practice of two American artists, who worked in Maine and Pennsylvania. Angelica Daneo is initiating research on a collection handbook on works by American artists in the permanent collection, and Kathleen Stuart is finishing work on a traveling exhibition of a selection of works from the Berger Collection, which opens up at the Portland Museum of Art next September. By the next curator’s report, we will all have moved to our new office building, and as chaotic as moves are, you can see that the curatorial team of Painting & Sculpture continues to thrive. We have a new curatorial assistant, Elen Woods, who comes from the Keith Haring Foundation in New York City. Finally, I need to say thanks for all your support as a member of FOPAS.
Timothy J. Standring
FOPAS Board 2013 - 2014