War Games | Robert Levers

Opening Reception: September 15th from 5 to 8pm
September 8 - October 27

War Games features drawings, prints, and paintings by Robert L. Levers, a distinguished and well-loved University of Texas art professor who died in 1992. Selected works, culled from the artist’s private collection, trace his stylistic evolution from zany cartoons of soldiers created during the Vietnam War to a dramatic and skillfully rendered series of hapless terrorists inspired by the Gulf War. The game of football, with its pomp and ceremony and violent interplay, was also fair game to Levers’ critical eye. Included in the exhibition are his madcap cast of collegiate characters —cheerleaders, referees and fans in the stands—attempting to flee The University of Texas’ burning Memorial Stadium. A master draftsman and painter who anchored his work in satire and historical antecedents, Levers skillfully employed the human figure, along with a healthy dose of humor, throughout his long and successful artistic career.          - Peter Mears