|Light on the Water|
On September 22nd, a brand new exhibition of artwork from James Gurney's imaginary world of Dinotopia will go on view at The Lyman Allyn Museum in New London, Connecticut. Unlike Gurney's recent exhibition, The Fantastical Art of James Gurney, which was exhibited at the Norton Museum of Art in Florida and at The Delaware Art Museum, Dinotopia: Art, Science, and Imagination will include a special selection of the preliminary work Gurney utilized in the making of his popular and successful Dinotopia book series. This is an opportunity to see "behind the curtain," and learn how this fantasy wizard creates his beloved images. Along with Gurney's sketches, maquettes, photo reference, and plein-air studies, there will be actual dinosaur specimens on display through a loan from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. This exhibition, with 135 works, is by far, the largest and most comprehensive show of Gurney's original artwork to date.
Dinotopia: Art, Science, and Imagination opens September 22, 2012, and will run through February 2, 2013. Several programs have been organized to coincide with the show, including a presentation and book signing by Gurney on October 13th. For more information on the exhibit, gallery hours, special events, and directions, please visit The Lyman Allyn Museum website.
|Flight Past the Falls|
|Song in the Garden|
|The façade of The Lyman Allyn Museum in New London, Connecticut|
|Perspective Line Drawing of Chandara|
|Field of Flowers|
|Gurney in his studio.|
|Closing the Book|