Virginia Maitland Retrospective 1965 - Present


Main Gallery - September 13 - November 11, 2018

Opening Reception: September 13, 6-9 p.m. - Free and open to the public


The Arvada Center is proud to present a career retrospective by acclaimed Boulder painter Virginia Maitland. Maitland, long considered one of the region’s premier abstract colorists is featured in a 53-year retrospective, highlighting the evolution and determination of her art practice.

Maitland’s prolific career will be explored with over 45 artworks along with other archive materials from her prolific career, starting in 1965. She incorporates color, light, and nature into her large-scale paintings. Her color fields are an amalgamation of vibrant hues, composition, and translucent paint layers. To achieve this, Maitland applies at least 15-20 layers of poured paint while shifting the canvas, and then uses minimal brush work to define certain areas.

Want to take home a reminder of the exhibition? Buy the Virginia Maitland Retrospective catalog

Exhibition Discussions – Free and Open to the public

Exhibition Discussions are your chance to meet the artist and discuss her work with her in person. Virginia will lead a conversation about her work in the main gallery, and you'll have the opportunity to ask questions and provide your feedback. Exhibition Discussions are free and open to the public. Meet in the Arvada Center Main Gallery.

  • Saturday, October 13 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

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