Rebecca Raubacher: Horses & Other Creatures

Delaware artist Rebecca Raubacher has a talent for capturing creatures in motion. Featuring recent work, this exhibition showcases her signature larger-than-life horses. These pieces have rich surfaces, layering torn and collaged paper, paint, charcoal, pastel, marker, and metallic elements. The exhibition also includes animals from farther afield, including African wildlife and works from family fishing trips to Florida.

Coastal life is a recurring theme. Based in Rehoboth Beach, Raubacher always has a sketchbook close at hand and begins most days by drawing the shore birds near her studio. This exhibition includes a selection of recent drawings, as well as some from years past. The artist keeps an archive of her work, and each sketch is closely tied to memories from the day and place it was made.

Most work was produced over the last year and had never been exhibited before. However, it can sometimes take a while to get things right. Raubacher began several horse pieces in the 1990s and recently returned to them, reworking them until they felt complete. She also recently rekindled a long-held interest in mythological subjects, particularly focusing on those stories that mix human and animal characteristics.

The scale of the artwork often relates to the scale of the animal. Some works are just a few inches. Others—like galloping horses—stretch over 13 feet wide. From the very small to the very large, we welcome you to view these creatures of land, sea, and air.   

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Biggs Museum of American Art
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Dover, DE 19901

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