Frederic Remington fans will enjoy four more sculptures in Part 2 of Violent Motion: Frederic Remington's Artistry in Bronze, which opens at the Sid Richardson Museum on Thursday, February 28, 2013, and runs through Sunday, June 2, 2013.
The expanded focused exhibition features 11 action-filled bronze casts of horses and their riders sculpted by the iconic Western artist. Ten sculptures are on loan from rarely seen private collections, and one is from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; ten of the sculptures are lifetime casts. As in Part 1 of the exhibition, Remington's bronzes will be juxtaposed with his paintings from the Richardson and Carter museums to demonstrate how his artworks reveal action in a two-dimensional versus a three-dimensional medium.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Richardson museum has been displaying seven of Remington's finest sculptures since last November. Part 2 adds four more sculptures: The Outlaw from a private collection, The Mountain Man from the Carter museum, and two more casts of The Norther and The Cheyenne from private collections. These additional casts of subjects that have already been on display in Part 1of the exhibition will afford an opportunity to compare changes made by the artist between earlier and later casts of The Norther and The Cheyenne.
"Only three casts of The Norther were made," said Rick Stewart, guest curator of the exhibition. "Since Part 2 will have two of those casts on loan from private collections, such a comparison has never been shown before, to my knowledge." One of the nation's leading authorities on Remington, Dr. Stewart is a former director of the Carter museum.
"Remington's sculptures defy gravity!" said Stewart. "The connoisseurship level of this exhibition is as high as you can get with Remington."
"Frederic Remington created 22 of the most memorable bronze subjects of any American sculptor of his time," said Sid Richardson Museum Director Mary Burke. "He was the first American artist to depict such vitality in equestrian statues."