Richard Sober: Borrowed Earth

Richard Sober: Borrowed Earth

Event Type: exhibitions

Sat Dec 13 - Jan 24 Gallery hours: Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm

Overview

Overview Richard Sober: Borrowed Earth

Borrowed Earth represents over 300 selected paintings made between 2002 – 2014, including work that evolved into the book Adjusting to the Light. The prose poems which appear in some of the paintings simultaneously complement and undermine the images. The intent of the show is to present layered responses to both real and imaginary places. Sober, an artist and poet beloved by Baltimore says, “In many ways these paintings are an unfinished trip to places I never really left or could really find.”
On view: Dec 13 – Jan 24
Gallery Talk & Poetry Reading: Sat, Dec 13 5 - 6pm
Reception: Sat, Dec 13 6 - 8pm


Artist Bio:
Richard Sober attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art, the University of Maryland, and the University of Iowa.  He holds a B.A. in American Studies.  Sober has been painting and writing for the last forty-six years.

Included in his exhibitions are Gallery Black Lagoon (Austin), Cruz Gallery (Santa Fe), Zeitgeist Gallery (Cambridge, Ma.), Hudson River Gallery (Iowa City), The Right Bank (Brooklyn), The George Ciscle Gallery, Artscape, The Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Casa de la Cultura (Estepona, Spain).

Sober’s poetry readings include Malvern Books (Austin), Collected Works (Santa Fe), Johns Hopkins University, Temple University (Philadelphia), the Baltimore Book Festival, St. Mark’s Poetry Project (New York), the Boston Visual Artists’ Union, the Corcoran Gallery (Washington, D.C.),  the Maryland Institute, and participation in the Apathy Project (Baltimore) readings. 

Sober is the author of Adjusting to the Light (Art Guild Press), Because the House is Wild and Empty (Apathy Press Poets), Rosewood/The Serpentine Nature of the Beast/ Four Windowboxes (New Poets Series), and Chopin Express (Hot Summer Press).  Among his unpublished manuscripts are Fictive Kin, Borrowed Earth, Book of Traces, Aria for the Night in Question (with Lorne Bair), and Almost the Natural Man. Birdhouse Studios produced a spoken word cd, Missing In Action, with Sober and Sandie Castle.

In 2011 Sober received a PhK (Practioner of Human Kindness) from his friends Gilberto Romero and Victoria Culkin.  He continues to carry on.  Currently Sober lives in Austin with his wife Anna and the memories of friends who have come and gone and come again.

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