Walter Anderson Museum of Art presents Rolland Golden. River and Reverie. Paintings of the Mississipp

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs presents Rolland Golden. River and Reverie. Paintings of the Mississipp, an exhibition of works by Rolland Golde on view through August 15, 2012.

Rolland Golden Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Born in New Orleans, Golden has traveled extensively across the country and beyond in a career of more than five decades, painting the people and places that he’s encountered. The artist now lives in Natchez, Mississippi, and his love of his home is evident in the artistic expression of these paintings, most of which were completed between 2009 and 2011. Last year, Mr. Golden was inducted into the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for his enormous contribution to the visual arts.

Included in this collection of works are almost forty paintings of the Mississippi River, from many different vantage points and times of day. A painting of the ethereal misty dawn, trees with Spanish moss set against the expansiveness of the water, is juxtaposed by that of a fiery sunset, the dying sunlight lighting the river up as though imagined by Hollywood. The variety of the images remind us that each experience of the Mississippi River is individual and unlike any other. The absence of human presence in the works invites interpretation, projection, and redefinition.

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