PR Log - Sep 11, 2012 - Atlanta, GA - This exciting first-ever, retrospective exhibition "Arvid: Reflecting the Good Life" presents a unique opportunity to study the artist's development, beginning with his early works and "red period" and continuing through his focus on the accoutrements of wine and the rituals surrounding its enjoyment. Bringing together nearly 50 works from private collections, the exhibition will occupy the Museum's entire first-floor gallery space, totaling approximately 3500 square feet.
Representing nearly every type of work Arvid has created in his 20-year career, in both technique and subject matter, this retrospective includes paintings, mixed media, sculpture and drawings including some of the artist’s most famous compositions. The exhibition will also feature an in-depth presentation of how the exacting artist made a career in art utilizing a new form of reproduction—the giclee.
“Arvid: Reflecting the Good Life” is funded by the generous support of Krause Wealth Management, The Chambers Medical Foundation, Vinings Gallery and Gallery Street Printing.
Renowned for his photorealistic larger-than-life paintings, Arvid’s art embodies the beauty of the wine experience in vivid detail and rich reflection. The magic of his painting is in Arvid's ability to visualize and chronicle an entire scene beyond the frame in a masterful composition that celebrates the enjoyment of getting together to share a great bottle of wine. Arvid is a self-taught artist who is passionate about art and wine, and as a collector of both, he strives to capture the pleasure of a life well-lived. http://ThomasArvid.com
The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art features ambitious special exhibitions throughout the year. Tours, lectures, classes, art camp and other educational, social, and cultural opportunities are also offered. Dedication to fulfilling its slogan “building community through art” is evidenced throughout the Museum’s range of events and activities. The Museum is located at 30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060 – 770.528.1114 http://mariettacobbartmuseum.org