Contemporary Iconographies 2016

Painting and Drawing, Selected 60 Year Mini-Retrospective

Aribert Munzner and Marc D. Roberts, Sep 1 - Oct 1 2016 at Vine Arts Center.

Two Contemporary Masters expose universal treasures in this collaborative event, bringing the energy of the cosmos to Vine Arts Center. In this marriage of the scientific and spiritual, each master brings his own artistry to this visual feast, prepared through life-long dedication, from easel and darkroom. These works, at once painterly and precise, invite the viewer to indulge in the energy and aesthetic of life itself.

Aribert Munzner's work investigates the relationship of art, science, and mythology through the mystery of the microcosm and the macrocosm. This installation will be a mini-retrospective of six decades of work, ranging from 5 by 4 foot acrylic paintings to a suite of tiny 2.5"x2" pen and ink drawings.

Aribert was born in Mannheim Germany, spent two years in Baghdad, and then grew up in New York State. He received an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. He became a faculty member of the Minneapolis School of Art in 1955 and spent 50 years there as a teacher and mentor as it evolved into the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Aribert will present an oeuvre entitled Genesis. Aribert long ago made a commitment to celebrate life through art. He explores the ongoing revolutions in science and art through drawing and painting; his art is a process of inquiry into the energy of the universe.

Talk video: The Mythology of Cosmology  

(Artist's Presentation, Sun Sep 18 2016. Video by Stephen Hoffer.)


Interview videos of Munzner & Roberts: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3  

(Interview by Jack Marden. Video by Shannon Burke.)


Show catalog: High-resolution PDF

Contemporary Iconographies Catalog 01
Contemporary Iconographies Catalog 01


Exhibition review:  Jaye Beldo, The Art Guardian