Exhibition: October 11–November 20, 2019
Reception: October 11, 2019, 6–8pm
The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to present Jerald Jacquard: Art is Life, an exhibition that contains key paintings, sculptures, drawings and maquettes by Bloomington Indiana artist and Indiana University emeritus professor Jerald Jacquard. Jacquard has had a distinguished career for close to sixty years, with six museum retrospective exhibitions, eleven solo museum exhibitions and twelve public sculptures in high profile outdoor sculpture parks. The exhibit is organized by the Grunwald Gallery and will open on October 11 and continue through November 20, 2019 with an opening reception on Friday, October 11, 6–8pm.
Jerald Jacquard was born in 1937 in Lansing Michigan and received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Michigan State University. The recipient of many awards and honors, Jacquard received a Fulbright Scholarship to study bronze casting in Florence Italy in 1963, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1974 and many other prestigious awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1980, and a Lilly Research Fellowship in 1981.
His work is in numerous museum and private collections, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, MO, and the Indiana University Eskenazi Museum of Art. He has exhibited in museums and galleries across the country, including the Tucson Museum of Art, the Kalamazoo Institute of Art, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum among many others.
“The older I get, the more art and the making of art become a mystery. When I was young I thought that making art was natural and somewhat logical. Now it has become a necessity to make my life have meaning.”
The artist is a devoted teacher and researcher, and was known primarily as a creator of monumental sculpture. His philosophy is that teaching art and making art have a great deal in common. These skills and knowledge led him to be recruited to build two University sculpture programs, first at University of Illinois Chicago, and then at Indiana University in Bloomington. Jacquard has produced work in drawing, painting, monumental sculpture, mobiles and small bronzes. This exhibition will be a survey of works from many stages of his career.
This exhibit is sponsored by the Grunwald Gallery of Art and the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design.