Robert Therrien

The Power of the Image
Feb 21, 2016–Aug 7, 2016
Robert Therrien, No title (cloud with halo), 2000. Ink and graphite on paper.

Robert Therrien, No title (cloud with halo), 2000. Ink and graphite on paper. Gift of the Eleanor and Henry Hitchcock Foundation, 2015.302. © 2015 Robert Therrien / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Robert Therrien, No title (running feet), 2001. Japan color and graphite on paper.

Robert Therrien, No title (running feet), 2001. Japan color and graphite on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery. © 2015 Robert Therrien / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Robert Therrien, No title (green mask), 2009. Ink and graphite on paper.

Robert Therrien, No title (green mask), 2009. Ink and graphite on paper. Gift of the Eleanor and Henry Hitchcock Foundation, 2015.303. © 2015 Robert Therrien / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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Closed: February 21, 2016–Aug 7, 2016
Hamilton Building - Level 3

Robert Therrien takes familiar or mundane symbols and disconnects them from their expected contexts. Drawing, in part, from his childhood fascination with cartoons, Therrien reduces images such as bows, feet, duckbills, smoke signals, and snowmen to their simplest form. In doing so, these images become abstract forms floating in space, forcing viewers to reorient their preconceived notions of symbols and their meanings. Welcome to the world of Robert Therrien.

Robert Therrien: The Power of the Image is generously supported by the Eleanor and Henry Hitchcock Foundation.