We invite you to attend the opening reception of Larry Day: Absent Presence at Arcadia University. Ruth Fine, former curator of Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art, will discuss the works in the exhibition beginning at 6:30 PM in the Harrison Gallery, University Commons, and will be followed by a reception outside the Spruance Art Center.
From her unique position as a noted curator as well as Larry Day’s widow, Fine will provide an overview of the artist's work while focusing on specific examples in terms of process, realism, the importance of place, and the role of the observer in the depiction of unpeopled views.
Larry Day will be celebrated in his centenary year with the exhibition Body Language: The Art of Larry Day, presented in three parts at Arcadia University, Woodmere Art Museum, and the University of the Arts. The exhibitions will explore Day’s singular contributions to the art of his time and the lasting power of his observations and imagination. The three-part exhibition will include work from the 1950s through the 1990s. Arcadia’s exhibition, Absent Presence, will explore his cityscape and architectural subjects.