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Quotations: The Art of George Deem, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut, April 9 - May 17, 2015. Opening Reception, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Thursday, April 9, 2015. Exhibition curator: Cynthia Roznoy. Painter George Deem (1932-2008) made art about art. Quoting iconic images of Old and New Masters such as Vermeer and Matisse, George Deem re-imagined and re-organized familiar masterworks into entirely new paintings while recreating the style, the light, the brushstrokes, as well as the details of the earlier artists with insight, originality, and wit. The 35 works in this exhibition display the superb craftsmanship of a consummate painter. Borrow as he might, Deem was always painting Deem. Among the works in the exhibition are Horizontal Mona Lisa, Artificial Matisse, School of Arshile Gorky, Continuous Landscape on Four Bricks, La Tour Vermeer, and String Theory.
George Deem: The Art of Art History. Exhibition Curator: Dr. David B. Dearinger. Catalogue. The Boston Athenaeum, Boston, April 11, 2012 Through September 1, 2012. For more information please visit: http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/node/1260
The Art of Friendship: The Collection of George Deem. Exhibition Curator: Anna Rogulina. Catalogue. Work by Etel Adnan, Benny Andrews, Mary Ellen Andrews, Power Boothe, George Deem, John Evans, George Freedman, Lee Guilliatt, Josef Levi, Mark Mutchnik, Augustmoon Ochiishi, Michael George Ottensmeyer, Ambika Gail Rutherford, Erica Rutherford, Peter Angelo Simon, Jim Zver. New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, April 6 - July 12, 2012.
George Deem Fugues
David Borden, Two Fugues in Memory of George, using his name G E O R G E D E E M as pitches for the subject (2012).
Fugues numbered Fugue.09 (A Phrygian) and Fugue.10 (C Lydian).
Vermeer, by Wayne Franits, published by Phaidon Press, 2015, is the latest title in the publisher's Art & Ideas series. Wayne Franits concludes his book with a discussion of the work of George Deem. "This book is dedicated to the memory of two extraordinary aficionados of Vermeer: John Michael Montias and George Deem."
George Deem: The Art of Art History, by David B. Dearinger, published by The Boston Athenaeum Library, Boston 2012. Catalogue accompanying the exhibition of George Deem's paintings at the Boston Athenaeum.
¨The Great Otts: My Father's Story, by Michael Ottensmeyer (as told by Edward J. Ottensmeyer Jr. II), published by CreateSpace 2012. Edward Ottensmeyer's memoir of living on the melon farm of his uncle George Deem (the father of the painter George Deem) in Decker, Indiana, a view of the painter's boyhood family life as described by his cousin Edward Ottensmeyer (The Great Otts). Please visit http://www.amazon.com/The-Great-Otts-Volume-1/dp/1475172036.
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