Talking ’bout my generation
During the summer months, works by Richard Hill will be featured in our gallery. It’s always fun to discover the personalities portrayed in his “Collective Iconographies.”
Hill describes his “Collective Iconographies” as assembling and juxtaposing multiple iconic portraits and grouping them together thematically. Images are drawn from a wide array of familiar media – magazine covers, coins, sculpture, photographs, comic books and the like. Each painting seeks to faithfully imitate the style, medium and vocabulary of the original images to ensure that they are readily recognizable.
At bottom, these works seek to create something wholly original and unexpected by combining materials that are old, familiar, iconic – like ‘sampling’ in pop music. I have used the term ‘Group Iconography’ to describe these paintings, chiefly because I couldn’t come up with anything more pretentious sounding. These works are pastiches that assemble and juxtapose multiple iconic portraits.” — Richard Hill
Visit our gallery and enjoy the humorous, thoughtful, and sometimes quirky juxtapositions in each piece.
All of Richard’s work can be viewed on his website. Go visit!
Gallery Summer Hours
Beginning June 13 through September 4
Monday through Thursday 10am–4pm
Regular Staffed Gallery Hours Resume September 11
Thursday and Friday 10am–4pm