PAINTING BY CRAIG BLIETZ SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN 2012 CONTEMPORARY REALISM BIENNIAL
Craig Blietz’s painting, “K - A Rural Kouros” has been juried into The Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s 2012 Contemporary Realism Biennial in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The exhibition will run from August 11, 2012 thru October 28, 2012. A full color catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
Sarah Aubrey, the museums Curator of American Art, said “We received a record number of entries, all very high quality and in a range of media and subject. Reviewing all of the entries made it evident that Realism is definitely vital in this country.”
Blietz’s painting depicts a standing nude figure, and results from his admiration for the Greek ‘Kouroi’ sculpture of approximately 540 B.C. A Holstein cow skin forms a backdrop for the figure.
Blietz’s work was also exhibited in the 2010 Contemporary Realism Biennial at The Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Recently, Blietz had work included in the 2012 Biennial titled “Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now” at The Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.