Pat Musick : A Retrospective 1990-2015
Pat Musick, American artist, is celebrating her 90th birthday with the opening of a twenty-five year retrospective of her large-scale sculptural work to be seen at the Sculpture Ranch and Gallery in Johnson City Texas during a six month run. Musick is a former Texas resident, University of Houston Professor and author of four books on art. Her work is in the permanent collections of over fifty museums and public spaces including many Texas museums. She has lectured extensively and made many TV appearances.
Pat is well known for her work depicting the plight of 15,000 Native Americans who made the infamous Trail of Tears march in the late 1830s when they were displaced by the government from their Southeastern US homes to the Oklahoma Territory. Musick has two large-scale abstract sculptures inspired by this event located in Arkansas on the main campus of the Tyson Food Corporation and at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Her work is meditative, strong and serene. She is a devoted environmentalist, and this is reflected in her work. She and her husband, retired astronaut Jerry Carr, are deeply concerned about our fragile planet and their collaborative work explores this theme.