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American artist Alex Katz’s exhibit “The Complete Woodcuts and Linocuts, 1951-2001” is on view at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville through August 28. The exhibit features 66 woodcut and linocut prints spanning Katz’s career, as well as “Landscape,” a portfolio of eight prints never before exhibited. After Colby the exhibit will travel to New York City’s BlumArt gallery, 99 Wooster St., from September 20-November 10.
The Colby College Museum of Art is home to the Paul J. Schupf Wing for the Works of Alex Katz. The museum owns more than 500 paintings, sculptures, cut-outs and works on paper by the artist that are on rotating display in the wing. Recently the museum put on display Katz’s iconic painting “Canoe,” on a long-term loan from Colby collectors. The 8′ x 12′ acrylic on canvas piece was created in 1974 and shows a birch bark-style canoe floating on intense blue water.
Also currently on exhibit at the museum are The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture’s summer show and “Sol LeWitt: Variations of Incomplete Open Cubes.” In the 1960s Sol LeWitt, a pioneer of minimalist and conceptual art, began to investigate the form of the cube, and in 1973 and 1974 he literally took the cube apart to discover how many variations of an incomplete open cube existed—122. “Skowhegan School 2001,” organized by Skowhegan’s executive director, Marella Consolini, consists of about 25 works of different media, including photographs, paintings, video, silkscreens and etchings.
Colby museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, and the museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.