Lord Hall Gallery, located on the University of Maine campus in Orono, is showing the work of artist, educator and color theorist Josef Albers and two of his students, Neil Welliver and Jane Davis Doggett.
The exhibit, “Albers & Heirs,” highlights the importance of Albers’ contributions as an art educator and the work of his students, Welliver and Doggett, who mastered his discipline of color interaction and made it an essential aspect of their work.
Albers (1888-1976) attended and later taught at the Bauhaus, the art school in Germany that transformed modern design and emphasized the connection between artists, architects and craftspeople. He came to the United States in 1933 and taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina and at Yale.
Welliver, who died in 2005, is known for his large-scale paintings of the Maine woods that feature bold colors with an illusion of depth. Doggett, of Corea, is an internationally acclaimed graphic designer and artist who pioneered the field of environmental design. She has created more than 40 projects for international airports – more than any other designer, according to her website.
The exhibit runs through July 18.
For more information, go to umaine.edu/news/blog/2014/06/03/albers-heirs.