TOWBIN MUSEUM WING
Art on Paper: Works from the Permanent Collection
May 7 – August 28, 2016
Reception: Saturday, May 7, 4-6pm
Curated by Janice La Motta
The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) presents the exhibition, Art on Paper: Works from the Permanent Collection, opening on Saturday, May 7th with a reception from 4-6pm. The exhibition, installed in the Museum’s Phoebe and Belmont Towbin Wing continues through Sunday, August 14th.
WAAM’s Permanent Collection is comprised of over 2,000 objects, and approximately 400 are works on paper. Selections for Art on Paper include works in ink, graphite, mixed media, conte crayon, watercolor, pastel and paint on paper support, representing motifs in still life, abstraction, portraiture and landscape. The exhibition will also include drawings that served as studies for murals and paintings along with examples of artist’s sketch books.
Many images represent portraits by and of the early Woodstock artists such as Eugene Speicher’s, Portrait of John Carroll, c. 1920s, Andrew Dasburg’s Portrait of Judson Smith, c. 1932, and Harry Gottlieb’s, Hannah (portrait of the sculptor Hannah Small), 1928. Several landscapes record the pastoral environs of Woodstock and include Bolton Brown’s ink wash drawing, Woodstock Scene of 1932, Jane Jones, delicate ink drawing, Quarry Trees, Woodstock, NY, c. 1940 and George Ault’s graphite drawing, Barn by the Road, 1938. Another image, specific to Woodstock, though not a traditional landscape, is Philip Guston’s pen and ink, Ref’s Back Porch, 1947, depicting the flotsam and jetsam of the porch of artist Anton Refregier.
Art on Paper presents a look into the extensive holdings of the WAAM’s Permanent Collection and the often lesser seen drawings and paintings on paper. All of the works on view are unique pieces. No prints or multiples have been included in the selections, choosing instead to focus on the singular and direct qualities of an original work on paper.
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