Adolph Gottlieb: Paintings and Early Prints

February 3, 2008 - April 13, 2008

Upper Jette Galleries

Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) was an early member of the Abstract Expressionist movement and an intensely productive painter, printmaker, and sculptor who created an immense body of work during his 50-year career. Primarily self-taught as a painter and printmaker, Gottlieb aimed to synthesize an intellectual approach to painting with his own emotional experience. This exhibition, featuring a 1950 pictograph by the artist given to the Colby Museum by the Alex Katz Foundation, brings together 50 early prints and paintings, which demonstrate Gottlieb’s significant contribution to the changing face of American art at mid-century.

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currents4: Amy Stacey Curtis

December 15, 2007 - April 13, 2008

Davis Gallery

Curated by Sharon Corwin, Carolyn Muzzy Director and Chief Curator

The fourth installment of the Museum’s annual emerging- artist exhibition, currents, presents work by Maine-based installation artist Amy Stacey Curtis. Curtis, who has been working in abandoned industrial sites throughout the state for the past seven years, creates interactive works that examine our interconnectedness through themes of chaos, order, and repetition. For currents4, Curtis invites viewers to perceive, manipulate, and perpetuate her exploration of light and color.

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Whistler at Work: The Process of Printmaking

December 3, 2007 - June 15, 2008

Gourley Gallery

Curated by David P. Becker

Peter and Paula Lunder have assembled one of the foremost collections of prints by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), comprising more than 200 etchings and lithographs of the highest quality. The latest in a continuing series of exhibitions drawn from this collection not only serves as an overview of Whistler’s printmaking career but also highlights a number of rare examples that reveal Whistler’s working process. Important selections include examples of Whistler’s trial proofs, three pairs of prints that show how the artist developed his images through successive printings from the same plate, and a rare pastel that illuminates how Whistler treated similar subjects in different media.

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Fall Faculty Exhibition

November 6, 2007 - January 20, 2008

Upper Jette Galleries

The Fall Faculty Exhibition presents an opportunity to view recent work by Colby College faculty members Bonnie Bishop, Bevin Engman, Gary Green, Maggie Libby, Robin Mandel, Abbott Meader, Nancy Meader, Garry Mitchell, Scott Reed, and Barbara Sullivan.

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