Art exhibit opens today

The Pfalzgalerie museum in Kaiserslautern opens a new exhibition with paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramic objects by the American artist Phil Sims at
7 p.m. today.

“Color in my Mind” consists of 164 works created between 1973 and 2008. They demonstrate the artist’s diversified creative development and present relations between his works.

***image1***Mr. Sims created a series of ceramic sculptures and the nine-piece series of “Sea Paintings” especially for this exhibition. They highlight the artist’s typical way of working by getting engaged in the existing locations or works. “Sea Paintings” from 2007 is the result of an intensive examination of the oil painting, “Walchensee bei Mondschein,” from 1920 by Lovis Corinth, displayed in the Pfalzgalerie.   
For the first time on display in a museum are the artist’s sculpture series, “Tea Bowls.”

Mr. Sims, a native of California who lives in Pennsylvania, is fascinated by the colors and their emotional effect. In Europe, he is known for works such as the series of “Stable Paintings,” displayed in Villa di Biumo in Varese, Italy. Patron of the exhibition here is Dr. Giuseppe Panza di Biumo who owns the Panza collection in Varese.

Richard Aker, vice consul general of the American Consulate in Frankfurt will be one of the guest speakers tonight. The Sam Kennedy Trio will provide the musical entertainment.

The special exhibition is open through July 13. Opening hours of the museum are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays and German holidays. Pfalzgalerie is closed Mondays.

***image2***A catalog with the “Color in my Mind” works is available in English.
English-spoken guided tours are offered at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 1 and 15, and 6 p.m. May 13, June 24 and July 8.

For more information, call 0631-3647-201 or visit
(Courtesy of Pfalzgalerie)