January 24–March 30, 2014
Reception: Friday, January 24, 6-8 p.m.
(closed March 7 - 16)
Songs into the Air
Known for his unexpected and witty kinetic sculptures, artist David Lang transforms found objects instilled with compelling personal narratives and evocative histories by animating them with sound and motion to reveal their symbolic power. Lang says, "For the last several years my sculptural work has become largely kinetic and interactive. It is often witty, profound and provocative. Much of it seems to exist in the realm of the unlikely. These days, my mind is in a whirl, trying to understand how to make very complicated things appear to be smooth, slow and coordinated."
Expressive Voice: Brought to Light
This exhibition showcases Boston Expressionism, a school that embraced a distinctive blend of visionary painting, dark humor, religious mysticism, and social commentary. Expressive Voice: Brought to Light focuses on artists with historical roots in European movements who worked outside of the mainstream of contemporary art, exploring emotion and spirituality with color and imagination. Highlights from the collections of the Museum of Art and Danforth Art will be on display illustrating this fascinating exhibition.
Museum of Art Director Kristina Durocher says, "The Museum of Art is fortunate to own several masterful works by the movement's preeminent artists, and continues to expand its holdings in this dynamic area. I am delighted Expressive Voice will feature our most recent gifts to the collection, two bronze sculptures of musicians by David Aronson."
Wendy Klemperer: Restraint and Release
Mills Courtyard, 2013–2015
Brooklyn-based artist Wendy Klemperer fashions arresting, realistic looking wildlife sculptures from welded scraps of steel—a material that conveys the raw, untamed quality of the animals she depicts. This two-year exhibition features Chain Hounds and Caribou (Ihumataq), which is located at the front of the Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center. Wendy Klemperer: Restraint and Release will be on view in the Mills Courtyard through May 2015, and is provided with support from the FEDCO Charitable Foundation.