UTICA, N.Y. – An exhibit of works by painter Robert Huot will be on display at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute beginning Saturday, Oct. 12.
Huot was a noted artist in New York City in the 1960s, having his art displayed at the Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art. By the end of the ‘60s, Huot left New York City for Chenango County, and explored other artistic avenues like music and filmmaking.
He delved back into painting in the 1990s, painting about themes that interest him, like art history, contemporary politics and the nature of painting itself.
Mary Murray, curator of modern and contemporary art at MWPAI, says she believes this is the first time Huot has had an exhibit featuring only his work.
“This is the first…solo painting exhibition by Bob, who is now in his mid-80’s, and he’s still very vital and continues to make paintings and other kinds of art,” said Murray.
The exhibit will be open through Jan. 19, 2020 at MWPAI, located at 310 Genesee St., in Utica.