The Washington State University Museum of Art is proud to present the exhibition Curators’ Choices: The Greg Kucera & Larry Yocom Collection, January 14 – March 25, 2016. A public reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Museum of Art/WSU gallery with a 20-30 minute walk-through given by the collectors. Admission is free.
“With eyes that remain fresh and a sensibility that regards contemporary art as the moving target it always is.” –Greg Kucera
Distinguished as one of the Northwest’s longest standing and respected gallerists, Seattle resident Greg Kucera with his husband Larry Yocom, have also built an extensive private art collection. Assembled collaboratively over a 30-year span, the Kucera/Yocom collection focuses primarily on contemporary and historic art of the Northwest, while encompassing many significant works by internationally known artists. Varied and nuanced, their collection contains additional holdings of erotica, including Japanese shunga, as well as objects by self-taught makers and decorative arts from the world over.
Collection building at such an involved level is ultimately a highly personal curatorial enterprise, following themes of interest “with eyes that remain fresh” on the lookout for unexpected expressions of creativity. This exhibition honors the selectivity of Greg and Larry, and reflects further shaping by the curatorial team at the Museum of Art. Additionally, the exhibition affords an opportunity to survey a cultural ecosystem where artist, dealer, collector, curator, and the public at large all make key contributions.
Please note this exhibit contains some adult images and themes.
Funding provided by Greg Kucera & Larry Yocom, Friel Memorial Art Lecture Endowment and Members of the Museum of Art. The Museum of Art is located on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU Pullman campus. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 am. – 4 pm., open until 7 pm on Thursdays and closed on Sundays. For more information please contact the museum at 509-335-1910 or visit our website at http://museum.wsu.edu.