The (R)Evolution of Sweet


I’m really privileged to be a part of this celebration of Eric Sweet’s life and work, currently on display at the University of Missouri’s George Caleb Bingham Gallery. I helped Eric’s wife, Catherine Armbrust, with a few aspects of the exhibition, including a catalog and a video of the Ideal Conditions works.


I hope you can stop in and see this show. The Closing Reception is September 17th, 2015 from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.


Informational blurb about the show:

“The (R)evolution of Sweet” celebrates the creative vision of artist Eric Sweet, who passed away on April 6, 2015. The work in this show spans the years 2010-2015.

Partial proceeds from the sale of his work will go to benefit the MU Art Department’s “Eric Sweet Memorial Scholarship Fund”.

Eric was a beloved member of the MU Art faculty, having worked at MU since 2012 as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, teaching Printmaking, Drawing and 2-D Design courses. Eric was an alumnus of the Art Department; he earned both his BFA (1997) and MFA (2011) from the University of Missouri. In 2008, he received an MA in Printmaking from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Eric was an active member of the Southern Graphics Council International and the College Art Association.

This show is curated by Eric’s wife, Catherine Armbrust–also an MU faculty member–with the help of many loving hands from the Columbia community, and the assistance of the George Caleb Bingham Gallery. Thank you for helping us honor Eric in this way.


One thought on “The (R)Evolution of Sweet

  1. No score, bottom of the second.
    Cubs vs. Carinals…..never before have these two teams met in the post season.
    Swerving, tumbling colors. What type paper is that?
    Wait ! YES lightening cracks off the bat…..lHOME RUN!! Cubbies score.
    Cool contrasting rich heart felt colors.
    But, but….these are only kids! What have you told them Matthew? How is it that YOU have sucked these out of them? Clearly better than anything ever attempted.
    And then to see them together……a magic, impossible moment, laid out side by side.
    Look what you have done. These were drawn FOR YOU!

    The statement here is about how well you teach! Let there be no doubt. I had good guys but…….oh golly, I’m jealous.

    Go Cubs! Score 1 to nothing……bottom of the third

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