This holiday season the William Havu Gallery is exhibiting a professor student show featuring past University of Colorado professor Luis Eades and CU alumnus Margaretta Gilboy. Paintings and prints by Rick Dula will be exhibited in the mezzanine. The Gallery is happy to exhibit new and old works by Luis Eades, former chairman and professor at the Department of Fine Art at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Eades was born in 1923 in Spain to British parents. He came to America in 1949 and taught at the University of Texas until 1961 when he came to teach at the University of Colorado at Boulder until his retirement in 1987.
Eades continues to paint his socially charged illustrative imagery. The new body of work involves shadow puppet figures in stage like settings. His trompe l'oeil paintings are filled with imagery of the classical world blending with the modern. His own process of creating art does the same. He often starts with digital maquettes to layout his classically painted finished works.
Exhibiting alongside Eades is his former student, noted artist Margaretta Gilboy. Gilboy moved from Philadelphia to Colorado and received her MFA in 1981 from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she studied with Eades. Shortly after, she returned to Philadelphia to teach at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 2002 she made the final move back to Colorado and currently teaches at the Art Students League of Denver.
Gilboy paints from life. The recent body of work depicts her interest in creating a narrative through the use Indonesian puppets. She relays human drama through the psychological impact of how the figures relate to each other. Gilboy feels that her paintings connect to Eades's work in their similar interest of multicultural imagery and a reverence for history. This pairing of bodies of work is particularly compatible in their usage of puppet imagery.
Paintings and prints by Rick Dula will be showing concurrently in the upstairs mezzanine. A master printer at Magnolia Editions in Oakland, California for the past 15 years, Dula moved to Denver in 2001. His urban scenes revolve around city street markings and the peeling layers of weather beaten billboards. Acrylics, watercolors and lithographs will all be exhibited. M
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Artemis and Lola, 2003
Oil on canvas