David Summers: Out of the Light Into the Light

Les Yeux du Monde is pleased to present David Summers: Out of the Light Into the Light

1 September - 7 October 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, 1 September, 5-7pm.

Les Yeux du Monde is excited to present for the first show of the fall season, David Summers: Out of the Light Into the Light. This show will feature the latest dazzling still life paintings of art historian, critic, philosopher, and painter David Summers. As the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Art Theory and Italian Renaissance Art at the University of Virginia from 1981 to 2015, he wrote plenty about these areas, including the books Michelangelo and the Language of Art (1981) and The Judgment of Sense (1987). But his concerns and contributions have been much more wide-ranging than Renaissance art and current theory, amounting to none other than a re-reading and re-writing of the way Art History has been done since its inception, to be much more inclusive of all traditions—a World Art History laid out in great detail in his internationally influential 700+ page book, Real Spaces: World Art History and the Rise of Western Modernism (2003). Drawing from this book, he wrote the manifesto “To a Museum of World Art” for the Louvre Abu Dhabi, arguing that art and its history crosses all boundaries of time and nationality to elucidate our shared humanity. In addition to his scholarly concerns and books, most recently Vision, Reflection and Desire in Western Painting (2007) and his current endeavor, Pathos, Sympathy and Empathy in Art, Summers has always painted and he is just as stellar in his handling of concept through paint as he is through words.

The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday 1 – 5 and by appointment by calling 434-973-5566 or 434-882-2620.

  • 841 Wolf Trap Rd
  • Charlottesville, VA 22911

Region: Miscellaneous/ Independent of Region

Founded in 1995, Les Yeux du Monde (The Eyes of the World) is a Contemporary Art gallery located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The gallery maintains the highest standards, representing both established and emerging artists from the Central Virginia region and beyond. The gallery's director, Lyn Warren received her Ph.D. in art history from UVa in... more