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Burton Silverman drawings now on display at Museum of Art

The "life drawings" of New York City painter Burton Silverman are now on display in a new exhibit at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art in the Horne Study Gallery.

"The Intimate Eye: Drawings by Burton Silverman" will showcase 33 pieces that span Silverman's career of bringing out the essential character of a subject into what he calls "life drawings." His works speak of the traditions of European and American realism while commentating on the human condition.

A lecture and artist reception for the show will take place Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. Silverman will present the lecture and conduct a tour of the gallery. A reception with light refreshments will follow the tour.

"Very early on in my life, I fell in love with the landscape of the human face, where all the emotional states of life are to be found, and that love affair has not faltered," Silverman said. "I am particularly affected by images of people who have, for many years now, been left out of the loop."

The artist's drawings have appeared in "New Yorker Magazine," "Time," "Newsweek" and "New York Magazine," among others. Silverman was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1990 and received the Geismann Memorial Invitation Retrospective Exhibition in 2005. His paintings have been displayed in such galleries as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

The exhibition, which is co-organized by the Museum of Art and the Department of Visual Arts, will be on display until Nov. 25, 2006.

For more information, contact Christopher Wilson at (801) 422-8251.

Writer: Christopher Wilson

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Photo by BYU Museum of Art

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