Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center is proud to demonstrate its artistic legacy by presenting the work of alumnus and former teacher Dan Rice. According to the exhibit’s press release, Rice, who died in 2003, was an underappreciated painter who paid his rent by stretching canvases, mixing paints and building frames for his more acclaimed contemporaries. Rice explained his all-consuming relationship with painting as a “means of expressing the ineffable” and shunned the “abstract expressionist” label that followed him, claiming that his work wasn’t an outlet for self-expression. A curated assemblage of Rice’s elaborately colored whirlwinds will be exhibited at the BMC Museum + Arts Center through Jan. 10, with a free opening reception on Friday, Sept. 5, from 5-8 p.m. blackmountaincollege.org. Image of “Untitled” from 1960 courtesy of Hilary D. Rice
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