2181 - 20160508 - U.S.A. - WATERVILLE-MAINE - Alex Katz: A Singular Vision - 29.10.2015-08.05.2016


Alex Katz, Canoe, 1974, oil on canvas, The Lunder Collection, 2013.165

This installation features highlights from the museum’s permanent collection, including several recent acquisitions on view for the first time, as well as two important loans. Many of the artworks on display in A Singular Vision touch upon themes of pairing, doubling, and repetition. In some cases, these are formal devices, with Katz coupling figures off or depicting a subject multiple times within a single canvas. Elsewhere this entails his return to particular models or motifs over the course of his career.

Colby Museum of Art - Alex Katz: A Singular Vision - 29.10.2015 - 08.05.2016



2180 - 20160424 - U.S.A. - DENVER-COLORADO - A Place in the Sun - Paintings by Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings - 25.11.2015-24.04.2016


E. Martin Hennings, A Friendly Encounter, c. 1922. Oil on canvas. 45 x 50 inches.

Explore the journey of two lifelong friends and fellow artists who were instrumental in defining American art in the twentieth century. A Place in the Sun presents bold, large-scale paintings by Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings, who found their niche in the Southwestern village of Taos, New Mexico.

Organized chronologically, this exhibition highlights the parallels and differences between the artists' lives and artistic development. Both artists gravitated toward subjects drawn from the region’s rich American Indian and Hispanic cultures, the serene landscape, and vibrant light of the Southwest. Even though the artists painted similar subjects, their artistic styles truly differentiate their work. Ufer painted alla prima, in which layers of wet paint are applied to previous layers of wet paint. Hennings adopted the German style of art nouveau called jugendstil, which is inspired by curved lines and the natural forms in flowers, plants, and trees.

A Place in the Sun is the first exhibition to present the major award-winning paintings by Ufer and Hennings.

Denver Art Museum - A Place in the Sun - Paintings by Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings - 25.11.2015-24.04.2016 


2179 - 20160424 - U.S.A. - DES MOINES-IOWA - Selfie: Self Portraits From the Permanent Collection - 18.12.2015-24.04.2016

Cindy Sherman (American, born 1954)
Untitled Film Still #56, 1980
Black and white photograph
Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc., 1992.40
Photo by Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Selfie: Self Portraits From the Permanent Collection considers both well-known and little seen self-portraits from the Des Moines Art Center’s permanent collections through the filter of popular culture’s obsession with the “selfie”. Works by Rembrandt van Rijn, Anthony van Dyke, Chuck Close, Cindy Sherman, Mauricio Lasansky and Danny Lyon among others span the 17th century to the present. The Early Renaissance gave rise to the popularity of the self-portrait by painters, sculptors and printmakers. In many cases mirrors were used to assist artists in creating their likeness, while in modern times the camera, both still and moving, has enabled artists to create the final work. One of the most recent works in the exhibition is a video self-portrait by the conceptual artist Ragnar Kjartansson titled “Me and My Mother 1,” 2001, in which the artist asks his mother to repeatedly spit in his face for 10 minutes.

Selfie considers this history in relation to the rise of the self-portrait in social media. Statistical sources online confirm that Instagram has over 53 million photos tagged with the hashtag #selfie, while the word “selfie” was mentioned in Facebook status updates over 368,000 times during a one-week period in October 2013, offering compelling statistical evidence of an ongoing and fundamental human desire for self-representation.

Des Moines Art Center - Selfie: Self Portraits From the Permanent Collection
18.12.2015 - 24.04.2016


2178 - 20160403 - U.S.A. - DELAND-FLORIDA - Will Barnet: Graphic Retrospective - 15.01.2016-03.04.2016

Will Barnet - 128 Woman and Cats - 1962

This exhibition charts the momentous evolution of art from realism to abstraction during one of the most distinguished careers in American art. In 2009, Art & Antiques Senior Editor, John Dorfman, wrote, “A painter, printmaker and teacher for more than 80 years, he is a living link to art history, yet he looks forward, not backward… Barnet has become an Old Master himself.”

Museum of Art - Will Barnet: Graphic Retrospective - 15.01.2016 - 03.04.2016