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The University of South Alabama Marx Library was pleased to present a new exhibit featuring paintings by southern Mobile County husband and wife art team Benno Kollegger and Regina Doi-Kollegger. "The Two of Us" displayed from July 1 – September 27, 2015 in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Bernard Rodning Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Library.
The show featured beautiful, large-scale paintings by the Kolleggers. The exhibit showcased two unique series created by the talented couple. Benno Kollegger's series, "The 10," depicted his understanding of the commandments using the power of the human form. Regina Doi-Kollegger's series, "Uma (the horse)," portrayed the emotion behind the movement and spirit of horses.
Benno was born, raised, and educated in Austria before moving to the United States in 1962. He had always loved to paint and is an accomplished sculptor. He was an internationally known artist who has had numerous shows in Europe and in the United States. His wife, Regina, who was born in Tokyo, Japan, was also a gifted painter and sculptor. Her fine art was influenced by her Eurasian heritage.
When the Kolleggers moved from upstate New York to southern Alabama in 2013, they quickly became part of the Mobile art scene. The couple brought a fresh, unique perspective to the traditional artistic themes of our area. They were now well established as popular, vital members of the local art community.
Painting, Abstract, Expressive
Arts and Humanities
Jagworks, "Two of Us" (2015). Libraries Galleries and Outreach History. 6.