The Figure: Changes in Vision
Curated by Museum Docents: Gail Burke, Maureen Callahan, Elinor Freedman, Judy McElroy, Karen Pryce, Gail Scannell
January 24 - April 12, 2015
Reception: Thursday, January 22, 5:30 - 7 pm
Gallery Talk: January 29, 2 pm; Exhibitions Curator, Michael Giaquinto
Gallery Talk: March 26, 2 pm; by the Docent Curators
This exhibition speaks to the uniqueness of the individual artist's vocabulary and vision and its ability to persuade and compel the viewer to engage.
The human form has been depicted by artists throughout the ages. The exhibit explores the varied interpretation of the human form by noted Cape Cod artists demonstrating a spectrum of style, medium, and subject. Whether the approach is traditional or embraces new technologies, the evolution of figures at work or play embrace stylistic elements of classic portraiture and the unconventional. Expression is lyrical to the provocative.
From Gordon Hansen's representational "Artist in his Studio" to William Littlefield's abstract expressionist "Figures of Terror", we see artists continue to push for a new language that compels you to see the figure through their eyes. As you view the computer-generated imagery of Jan Collins Selman's "The Arrival of Thought", Arnold Geissbuhler's organic bronze "Female Figure" or Robert Henry's expressionist portrait "Lillian 3", the viewer experiences the diverse creative richness that defines artists and transforms art.
Image: Nanno de Groot, "Ladies by the River"
Through Young Eyes: A Cape-Wide Exhibition by K-12 Students
January 17 - March 1, 2015
Reception: Saturday, January 24, 3 - 5 pm
Gallery Talks: January 29, 2 pm; Exhibitions Curator, Michael Giaquinto
February 5, 2 pm; Daniel Springer and Craig Brodt, Art Educators
In collaboration with the Cape & Islands Art Educators Association, CCMoA exhibits art work curated by the art teachers for this popular annual show. Visitors delight in the great variety of media shown - painting, pritntmaking, drawing, sculpture, pottery, fiber work, jewelry, fashion design and more! Included in this year's exhibition are artworks from Cape Cod Community College.
Image: "Koi," by Emily Fowler, Nauset Regional High School, grade 11.
Collection in Context: Women Creating
January 10 - March 15, 2015
Reception: January 22, 5:30 - 7 pm
Talk and Demonstration by Elizabeth Pratt: February 26, 2 pm
Gallery Talk: February 18, 2 pm; Michael Giaquinto, Exhibitions Curator
This exhibition has been organized to continue to present the diversity and strength of our collection, while also highlighting the diversity of women artists who have worked, and continue to work, on Cape Cod. Because this exhibition will extend into March, we also see it as a way to begin the celebration of Women’s History Month.
The title, “Women Creating,” is deliberately an active phrase in order to emphasize the active, creative energy of this group of artists. The energy of each piece is different, running the gamut from outright exuberance, to a more contemplative searching, to the quiet energy of intense focus. Each artist has been committed to active exploration and experimentation, whether it be in technique, in materials, in imagery, or in formal aspects, such as color and shape.
Our diverse and rich collection allows us to exhibit artworks by “Early Modernists,” such as Blanche Lazzell and Lucy L’Engle, who were influenced by Cubism, Fauvism, and Surrealism in the first half of the 20th Century. In the later 20th Century, we have representative works by Pop artist, Sister Corita Kent, who was a leader in the movement to raise silkscreen printing to the level of fine art. Our contemporary artists express themselves in a variety of forms, from the handmade paper of Jane Eccles, the brass “feathers” of Del Filardi, the woodblock explorations of Kathryn Lee-Smith, the serene, intimate “Winter” of Marieluise Hutchinson, to the monumental images of Selina Trieff.
We hope you will enjoy getting to know these works of art, their makers, and the variety of art-making processes that contribute to the rich history of art production on Cape Cod and the Islands.
Image: Carol Odell, "Ancient Refrain"