Gift of Grant Holcomb in honor of his children
Director Emeritus Grant Holcomb speaks about this object.
Grant Holcomb, Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director Emeritus Speaking on Joyce Treiman’s The Parting
When I was a curator at the San Diego Museum of Art, many years ago, I was asked to invite someone to jury an annual exhibition of area artists, much like our own Finger Lakes exhibitions today.
A friend suggested Los Angeles artist Joyce Treiman who, from our first meeting in 1981 to her death ten years later, remained a cherished friend who had a puckish sense of humor. She was also a gifted artist capable of fusing many of the dynamics of 20th century abstraction with a deep and abiding respect for the artistic traditions of the past.
Here, in this study for Treiman’s monumental painting The Parting, the artist stares out at us behind her glasses while paying tribute to Rembrandt’s Night Watch and commemorating, as she so often did, the life and death of a beloved mother, who stands to her right.
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