THE PAUL J. SCHUPF WING FOR THE WORKS OF ALEX KATZ
Curated by Diana Tuite
Whatever the medium in which he works, artist Alex Katz endeavors to record his experience of optical sensations. Featuring an array of prints, drawings, and paintings from the permanent collection, this installation demonstrates Katz’s study of light and shadow and, especially, their relationships to flat color. In his depiction of windows ablaze within a dark façade, for example, or sunlight striking a figure's head and shoulders, Katz succeeds in rendering light with extraordinary materiality.
Grain Elevators, Abstraction, 1917
Etching on paper, 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.
Promised gift of Norma Marin
“A Thing Alive”: Modern Views from the Marin Collections
July 13, 2013 - September 29, 2013
Writing in 1913, John Marin declared, “a work of art is a thing alive.” He continued, “Thus the whole city is alive; buildings, people, are all alive; and the more they move me the more I feel them to be alive.”
Marin’s words guide this selection of works drawn from the John Marin Collection and the Norma B. Marin Photography Collection. The exhibition features Marin’s abstracted cityscapes and landscapes as well as photographs of urban and rural subjects by Berenice Abbott, Eugène Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, and others. Presenting exhilarating views of New York skyscrapers alongside delicate renderings of coastal Maine, A Thing Alive reflects on the bold changes that occurred in twentieth-century artistic representations of the natural and built environment.
The Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion
Photo by Gary Green, 2013
Process & Place: Exploring the Design Evolution of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion
July 13, 2013 - August 25, 2013
LOWER JETTÉ GALLERIES
Prepared by Frederick Fisher and Partners, Process & Place explores the contextual, collaborative, and place-envisioning process by which the Los Angeles-based architecture firm arrived at the design of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, a newly completed, 26,000-square-foot addition to the Colby College Museum of Art. The exhibition consists of source imagery dedicated to the core concepts that guided the Pavilion’s development. It also includes a time-lapse video documenting the construction, renderings of the Museum’s master plan, and information on the Pavilion’s sustainable design strategies.
Senior Art Exhibiiton
May 9, 2013 - May 26, 2013
The Annual Senior Art Exhibition brings together work by Colby seniors who have completed extensive work in their media. The 2013 Senior Exhibition will be held at Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., Waterville. For more information, see: http://commonstreetarts.com/
Jake Barton, Monica Davis, Lauren De Camilla, Lexi DeConti, Arran Dindorf, Pasquale Eckert, Sarah Fensore, Pete Gabranski, Molly Hodson, Cassie Huang, Nate Krump, Jessa Steinman
Untitled (The Future), 2001
Collage on cardboard, 4 1/8 x 5 1/16 inches
Gift of Katie Schneeman
Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously
December 6, 2012 - March 30, 2013
LOWER JETTÉ GALLERIES
Curated by Sarah Keller, Assistant Professor, English
The comic rarely exists without reference to something simultaneously more sedate. Diverse uses of comedy may throw into relief difficult ideas expressed through art: it can fixate on the grotesque, moderate the tragic, or playfully bathe somber themes in bathos. Rediscoveries 4 takes up Colby College's 2012-13 humanities theme, "Comedy, Seriously," to survey artworks that engage comedy and seriousness at once, exploring the nature of the ideas conveyed through their productive relationship.
The Rediscoveries exhibition series invites members from the Colby College community to select and arrange artwork from the permanent collection.