June 22–September 18, 2011 in the Lockhart Gallery
Lithuanian-born artist Alfonsas Dargis arrived in Rochester in 1951, ready to resume his artistic career following the war that had devastated his homeland. A decade later, he was honored with the University of Rochester’s Lillian Fairchild Award, given annually in recognition of an artist’s creative output, as well as the Jurors’ Award at the Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition.
Alternately spirited and meditative, realistic and elusive, Dargis’s distinctive work combines the directness of Lithuanian folk art and the abstraction of mid-century Modernism. This exhibition brings together nearly 30 paintings and prints from the Gallery’s collection.
Presented in memory of Nancy Buckett, patron and friend.
From left: In the Garden (1950). Woodcut. Memorial Art Gallery, Marion Stratton Gould Fund. The Harpist (1950). Woodcut and collograph. Memorial Art Gallery, Marion Stratton Gould Fund. Untitled (1957). Transfer drawing. Memorial Art Gallery, Gift of Gertrude Herdle Moore.