May 18 – September 29, 2018
“Refugee Trilogy is a suite of large-scale charcoal drawings that is a reaction to the ongoing immigration crisis unfolding across the globe and reflects the three thematic scenes that began to distill for me the journeys taken by refugees everywhere. The three triptychs, each measuring 96 x 166 inches, are in a chronology suggested by news reports.
The three works employ the vernacular of the Baroque (primarily incorporating various figurative elements of a wide assortment of Rubens’ paintings) to express this contemporary debacle in a language both familiar and historical: reminding us of the tenacious persistence of this epic human tragedy.”
– Rick Shaefer, artist of Refugee Trilogy
This project made possible in part by grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the CT Artist Fellowship Program.
May 19, 2018
BYU’s Museum of Art to host three new exhibits focusing on refugees and indigenous people
The Daily Herald
June 24, 2018
BYU MOA refugees exhibition gives the human side of those hard-to-watch news stories
MOA Mini-Tour: Rick Shaefer’s Land Crossing
June 1, 2018
Rick Shaefer’s Refugee Trilogy Draws Upon Old Masters
May 29, 2018
Gallery Talk: Dana Gluckstein, Rick Shaefer, Adrian Paci
May 23, 2018