December 22, 2016 (IDAHO FALLS, Idaho) —The Art Museum presents the third and final leg of “Sara Joyce: Myth, Dream and Dramatic Episodes,” a traveling exhibit exploring the clay work, fabric sculpture and paintings of Idaho artist Sara Joyce (1923-2011).
The exhibit is curated by the University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery and launched in the summer of 2016 as part of the annual Artwalk in Moscow, then travelled to Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana. The final stop brings Joyce’s work to the The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho in Idaho Falls and is sponsored by Bank of Idaho. The T.A.M. opening reception on January 19 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.
The exhibit includes paintings, works on paper, clay forms and sculpted fabric “half-bodies” inspired by dreams chronicled in Sara’s daily journals. Joyce’s work is often abstract and surreal in nature and there was little division between the day-to-day world and that of dreams and myths.
“We’ve borrowed many significant pieces from private collections for this exhibit,” said Roger Rowley, director of the UI Prichard Art Gallery. “We are pleased to expand the reach of one of Idaho’s most original contemporary artists through this travelling exhibit, making this the most in-depth presentation to date.”
The exhibit is accompanied by a full-color catalog. Learn more about the artist at www.sarajoyceart.com.
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday. T.A.M. is located at 300 S. Capital Avenue in Idaho Falls. The “Sara Joyce: Myth, Dream and Dramatic Episodes” exhibit runs through March 25.