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May 9, 1982, to September 5, 1982 |

Homo Sapiens: The Many Images

Homo Sapiens: The Many Images can be traced back to the early cave paintings symbolically and stylistically, for the exhibition deals with the human condition and how artists interpret what they see and feel. On one level, the exhibition may be considered in the mode of realism, and you are welcome to see it as such. But there is more going on here. Almost all the works were selected for reasons other than what they appear to represent. Much of the work emanates from the major art movements of the past 20 years, or evolves from and reverts back to classical schools hundreds of years ago. Many works are rich in symbolism, and with just a little effort on the viewer’s part, the central ideas, the esthetics and thought processes of the artists peep through the canvas.

Artists: Horst Antes, Milton Avery, Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Fernando Botero, Claudio Bravo, Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Chuck Close, John De Andrea, Willem de Kooning, Paul Delvaux, Rainer Fetting, Mary Frank, Leon Golub, Ilana Goor, Red Grooms, Nancy Grossman, Duane Hanson, David Hockney, Hundertwasser, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Richard Lindner, René Magritte, Marisol, Juan Martinez, Darío Morales, Alice Neel, Joe Nicastri, Philip Pearlstein, A. R. Penck, Fairfield Porter, Larry Rivers, David Salle, Lucas Samaras, Julian Schnabel, Ben Schonzeit, George Segal, Antonio Seguí, Rufino Tamayo, George Tooker, Ernest Trova, Andy Warhol, Neil Welliver, Tom Wesselmann