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Stephen Pace and the Figure
Spring 2010

This exhibition showcased nearly 50 years of Stephen Pace's interpretation of the female figure, a frequent theme of his paintings and sketchbooks.  As a young student of art in Evansville, Stephen was schooled in basic skeletal and muscle structures.  This particular discipline supports his ability to place a subtle line or shape and have it reflect the suggestion of a muscle or a bend of a joint.  The earliest figure paintings on display were executed in the 1960s as his female figures were emerging from his abstract expressionist compositions of the mid-20th century.  Over the next several decades Pace's graceful lines and organic shapes of color evolved into more compact and angular figures.

Students admiring the art of Stephen Pace.
Students admiring the art of Stephen Pace.