Orly Cogan: Children of Eden
Reception, Thursday, September 5, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Artist Talk: September 5, 5:15–6 pm
Orly Cogan will lead a discussion about her studio practice and works on view. Museum of Art, PCAC, Reception to follow 6-7pm
Orly Cogan uses embroidery to transform vintage printed textiles into contemporary explorations of feminine archetypes and stereotypes. Drawing upon historic events, pop-culture, fairy tales, and personal experiences, Cogan creates humorous and imaginative hand-stitched narratives that consider themes such as sexuality, feminism, domesticity, and power to portray the evolving role of women in society.
Andy Warhol: #NOFILTER
From the 60’s to 1987, Andy Warhol carried a camera with him to document intimate and personal events and social engagements, or to create photographs for commercial purposes. A prescient artist infatuated by fame and a compulsive diarist, Warhol understood long before the internet the power of photography to cultivate, massage, and maintain a public persona. The exhibition includes behind the scenes
black and white photographs of his friends and acquaintances, Polaroid images used for his silk-screen paintings, as well as, a selection of silkscreen prints.
Exhibitions at the Museum of Art
The Museum of Art presents eight to ten changing exhibitions yearly that cover a range of periods, styles, and media. Works from public and private collections throughout New England, as well as the Museum's permanent collection, provide the focus of important, widely acclaimed exhibitions.
Past exhibitions have included the etchings and engravings of Dürer and Rembrandt, contemporary work by New Hampshire artists, New England landscape painting, and nineteenth-century Japanese prints, among others. The Museum of Art has also produced a series of major exhibitions examining the artistic heritage of New Hampshire, focusing on the Isles of Shoals, the White Mountains, the art colonies of Cornish and Dublin, New Hampshire folk art, and the state's traditional arts made of wood.
The Museum of Art also regularly presents exhibitions of the University of New Hampshire's art faculty members, alumni, and graduate and undergraduate art students.
Our exhibitions and programs are supported in part by the Friends of the Museum of Art.
On View in the Mills Courtyard
Dale Rogers: Cardinal
Cardinal, an enlarged version of the popular red bird found on his 2012 Bird in Hand sculpture. This arresting sculpture is placed at the intersection of Main Street and Pettee Brook Lane. Rogers’ outdoor sculptures maintain a human-scale and recognizable imagery to make them approachable. He entices people to get close to the work through the ease of familiar designs and the appeal of organic flowing lines and elegant mix of durable materials.
Rogers believes it is important to make art accessible to the public. “Art,” he states, “is the spark that feeds the imagination and generates conversation.” We couldn’t agree more. I wish to thank Dale and “Team Rogers,” the artist’s crew of studio assistants and metal and glass fabricators, for their collegiality and help coordinating the installation of these two captivating sculptures.
Wendy Klemperer: Restraint and Release
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.