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EXHIBITION

Selected Works by Julian Opie, Bill Claps, and Peter Dayton

Jun 15, 2019 – Aug 25, 2019
First Floor

Enjoy works from three of today’s most renowned contemporary artists.

Julian Opie was born in 1958 in London and graduated in 1983 from Goldsmiths School of Art, where he was taught by Michael Craig-Martin. He live and works in London. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, with major museum exhibitions including shows at Kunstverein in Cologne; Hayward Gallery and ICA in London; and Lehnbachhaus in Munich.

Bill Claps is a visual artist, filmmaker, and writer whose work comments on art history and language. He lives and works in New York City. Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, he earned a Bachelor of Arts at Harvard University, where he studied painting and art history. He studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League in New York and in Florence, Italy. His paintings, drawings, and videos have been presented in exhibitions in galleries, museums, and institutions around the world.

Peter Dayton emerged on the art scene in the early 1990s and is best known for his flower collages and witty surfboard paintings. He uses the language of Pop art to reference commodity culture, appropriating images and stripping them of their meaning: ”I see them as color, shape, pattern,” says Dayton. Commenting on their artifice and exploiting the way commercial images remove subjects from the realm of reality, Dayton’s flowers act as a vessel for his exploration of style.

Made possible by The Frank C. Shattuck Community Fund and the Sandra & Monroe Trout Art Exhibitions Endowment Fund both within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

About the Artists

Julian Opie was born in 1958 in London and graduated in 1983 from Goldsmiths School of Art, where he was taught by Michael Craig-Martin. He lives and works in London. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, with major museum exhibitions including shows at Kunstverein in Cologne; Hayward Gallery and ICA in London and Lehnbachhaus in Munich.
Bill Claps is a visual artist, filmmaker, and writer whose work comments on art history and language. He lives and works in New York City. Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, he earned a Bachelor of Arts at Harvard University, where he studied painting and art history. He studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League in New York and in Florence, Italy. His paintings, drawings, and videos have been presented in exhibitions in galleries, museums, and institutions around the world.
Peter Dayton emerged on the art scene in the early 1990s and is best known for his flower collages and witty surfboard paintings. He uses the language of Pop art to reference commodity culture, appropriating images and stripping them of their meaning: ”I see them as color, shape, pattern,” says Dayton. Commenting on their artifice and exploiting the way commercial images remove subjects from the realm of reality, Dayton’s flowers act as a vessel for his exploration of style.

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