This exhibition features more than twenty works added to our permanent collection over the last year, ranging greatly in medium, time period, and subject matter, and offering insight into the collection practices of museums.
Edna Boies Hopkins: Life in Print offers a unique opportunity to view a wide range of Hopkins’ works spanning several years of her career, from her exquisitely crafted woodcuts of assorted flora, to her illuminating portraits of Appalachian life. Also included are examples of her studio processes including pencil and watercolor drawings as well as a color study for the woodblock print Garden Flowers.
Organized by the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, and Keny Galleries, this exhibition features more than 40 artworks by James Roy Hopkins, including a survey of his figural work and portraits, with a concentration upon the works he did in the Cumberland Falls area of Kentucky a century ago. The exhibition provides an opportunity to appreciate the refined skills Hopkins displayed as a figure painter as well as a chance to re-examine his depictions of Appalachian subjects and the cultural forces that created a demand for such imagery.
Opening Reception and Talk:
Saturday, Sep 23, 5.30-7pm
Talk by Erin R. Corrales-Diaz, Ph.D., Curator of The Johnson Collection, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 4pm
Debbie Loffing: Assembled Misfits features twenty four whimsical characters created from a combination of fired clay and found, assembled materials. Each figurine has a personality of his or her own; Ranger Rick sports a nifty lantern hat, Geoffrey, Keeper of the Blue Bird of Happiness, shares a moment with his friend Birdie, and canine Rudy looks ready to pounce.
Visitors of all ages are invited to create their own assemblage sculptures out of ceramics and found objects in the gallery.
Jennifer Rosengarten on her work: “My work is a visceral and intuitive process of responding to my subject until the surface reveals shifting glimpses of both light and space. Opposing tensions intrigue me: energy and enervation, light and dark, the seen and unseen, the flatness of the surface and its counterpoint – deep illusionistic space, opacity and transparency, geometry and chaos. It is a layering of experiences – perceived, remembered, and imagined through color and line; all the while interacting with the evolving nature of the work itself, thus revealing unexpected complexity and nuance.”