19.5 х 18 in. (49.53 x 45.72 cm.)
Size including frame is 19.5 x 18 inches (49.5 x 45.7 cm).
This evocative work by contemporary artist Mildred Howard is executed on the glass of a repurposed window, with the window’s frame literally “framing” the resulting image. The work's male subject stands in a formal pose, gazing towards the viewer, as if for a traditional portrait; however, Howard’s unique deployment of medium and composition adds new layers of meaning. “Untitled” (2000) indicates the artist’s longstanding practice of using found objects and materials, particularly glass, to generate historically and emotionally resonant works.
Mildred Howard (b. 1945) is a contemporary American artist best known for her work in sculpture, mixed media, and installation art. Howard’s art often employs found objects and materials to explore issues of individual perception, national identity, and historical meaning. She has been the recipient of awards from the Rockefeller Foundation, the California Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. Howard has had solo shows at Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2000); Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (2001, 2004, 2007, 2010); Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA (2002, 2006, 2008); Walcot Chapel, Bath, England (2003); and Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (2004), among many others. Over the last forty years, she has participated in many group exhibitions, including shows at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (1993); the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA (2000); the Oakland Museum of Art (2003); and the International Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA (2006).
Selected Public Collections:
Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA
De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
International Museum of Glass & Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA