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January 20, 2012
Cool Art for January
More events for January around Conn.
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Elected Artists Exhibit Opening reception
Please join us tonight, January 18, from 6-8 p.m.
Elected Artists have had work juried into three regional CT+6 exhibits over the last four years.
Jurors for this prestigious exhibit held at the West Hartford Art League every May have included Dina Deitsch, Curator at the DeCordova Museum, Patricia Hickson, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum, painter Linden Frederick and Nancy Peel Gladwell, Associate professor and past chair of the Painting Department at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.
CT+6 is open to artists from Connecticut, the five New England states and New York. The juror for this years exhibit is Susan Cross, curator at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.
A centennial/commemorative work in memory of the 146 individual workers who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City in 1911, made up of an eight foot length of shirtwaist cloth for every one of the victims, with a name embroidered on each panel.
Underwritten in part by Unite Here! International Union.
Also on view by the same artist, a participatory installation entitled Study in Black and White which explores the ways in which U.S. institutions have served to construct and sustain racial disparities in this country's socioeconomic conditions.
Aimée Burg, Geoffrey Detrani, Martha W. Lewis, Mark Wilson
Reception: Sunday, January 22, 2-5pm
The John Slade Ely House is pleased to announce the first exhibit of 2012 “Exploded Views” which runs from January 15 through February 26. Participating artists are Aimée Burg, Geoffrey Detrani, Martha W. Lewis, and Mark Wilson. “Exploded Views” includes drawing, painting, installation, sculpture, video, and digital printing. A reception for the artists will take place on Sunday, January 22 from 2- 5pm. The event is free and open to the public.
“Exploded Views” refers to the practice in technical drawing of representing the parts of a whole in exploded or diagrammatic form for the purpose of clarity, instruction, and to make visible the relationship of scale, position, orientation. The artists in “Exploded Views” utilize this mode of representation to address a variety of issues from the interaction of planning and nature, the aesthetic quality of technical and scientific instrumentation, and as metaphor for insight and understanding.