September 17 – December 17, 2006

Watwood Flora CrownedThe Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is proud to debut Slow Painting: A Deliberate Renaissance, Sunday, September 17 through December 17. This groundbreaking exhibition explores a new art movement focused on highly skilled figure painting harkening back to the Old Masters of Europe. The opening will be held Sunday, September 17 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. in the Skylight Gallery. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

Slow Painting: A Deliberate Renaissance brings together over 40 contemporary paintings and drawings by 22 artists. These New Realism artists intend to lead contemporary art into the future. With its attention to detail and beauty, slow painting is very rapidly gaining recognition as a bold new movement and is being lauded as New York’s new “fast”.

OUMA’s fall 2006 exhibition has been described as “ground breaking” by the director of a premiere NYC gallery and a national arts publication.  About 40 contemporary paintings and drawings by artists who care about beauty and the history of fine art will be shown in this exhibition. According the OUMA Director, Lloyd Nick, “the exhibition will usher in a new Renaissance in art.”

Artists include: Richard Maury, Jeffrey Mims, Francisco Roa, Jacob Collins, Renée Foulks, Grayon Parrish, Olivera Pudar, Kamille Corey, Adrian Gottlieb, John Morra, Jimmy Darrell Sanders and Christopher Pugliese.


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