Robert Bibler: Works on Paper

May 12 – July 15, 2018

Study Gallery, Print Study Center

For more than 40 years, Robert Bibler (American, born 1948) has combined a fascination with cinematic storytelling, classic film, and Renaissance art to create a beautifully rendered and thoughtful body of work. A master draftsman, Bibler embraces figurative representation and symbolism in surreal, narrative works that distort space and time. This exhibition of Bibler’s work has been organized by Collection Curator Jonathan Bucci, and features drawings and mixed media works on paper created between 1974 and 2017.

Bibler lives in Salem, Oregon, and taught studio art and film studies at Chemeketa Community College for 30 years, retiring in 2003. He also helped bring classic and contemporary films to Salem for 40 years as Coordinator of the Wednesday Evening Film Series. Bibler has exhibited extensively in the Pacific Northwest and his work is included in public and private collections throughout the region, including the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. He earned his BFA degree from the University of Washington and his MFA degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Please note, this exhibition contains classical nudity. 

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Members Opening Reception
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 6 - 8 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Members and VIP guests only

Museum members and VIP guests: complimentary
New Members: are welcome to join at the event or online

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Tuesday Gallery Talks
May 15, 2018  |  12:30 p.m.
June 5, 2018  |  12:30 p.m.
June 19, 2018  |  12:30 p.m.

Join Robert Bibler at the museum for a guided tour of the exhibition. Tours commence at 12:30 p.m. in the Maribeth Collins Lobby at the museum.
Free and open to the public

Financial Support

Financial support for the exhibition has been provided by by general operating support grants from the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.

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Robert Bibler, "The Submersion (After Michelangelo)" (detail), 1997

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