Upfront Gallery

Max Halperen
Retrospective and a Fond Farewell

Upfront Gallery
March 6 – 28, 2015
First Friday Gallery Walk: March 6, 6-10pm


Max Halperen, Untitled I, oil on canvas

Retrospective and a Fond Farewell features the art of long-time Artspace member, Max Halperen in Artspace’s Upfront Gallery and Lobby. The selected works of art span a period of over five decades and highlight Max’s unique mixture of expressionism, realism, surrealism and abstraction. Common throughout the images is Max’s love of color and his interest in a diverse array of visual iconography.  An avid reader and traveler, Max’s breadth of knowledge and unique experiences are evident in this extraordinary body of work. The exhibition will be on view in the Upfront Gallery, March 6-28 with an opening reception, First Friday, March 6.

Artist Bio:

Max Halperen was born and raised in New York City, earning his B.A. in Journalism from the City University of New York, and was a professor emeritus at North Carolina State University, where he taught modern literature and modern art history. He lectured widely, was on the board of several art associations, juried and curated exhibitions, wrote monographs and catalogues, reviewed art for local, state and national publications, and was the recipient of numerous awards and grants.  Max spent the last 20 years as a member of Artspace.

He will be missed by us all.