The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, N.H. announces the following additions to its exhibition schedule. News releases and press images for each exhibition will be available about one month prior to the opening date.
Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting
Saturday, February 25, 2017 through Sunday, May 21, 2017
Deep Cuts will showcase work by contemporary artists who reconsider, redefine and even subvert the centuries-old practice of paper cutting. In the tradition of the craft, the art to be featured in the exhibition is impressive and intricate, but its subject matter is updated for the 21st century. Addressing deeper personal or social themes, the work will touch upon complex reference points including the various cultural, economic and environmental associations imbued in the humble medium of paper.
Soo Sunny Park: BioLath
Saturday, February 25, 2017 through Sunday, August 6, 2017
New Hampshire artist Soo Sunny Park will create a new, site-specific work that will transform the Currier’s windowed Putnam Gallery into an immersive sculptural environment that explores the effect of light on visual perception. Luminous sculptural forms will fill the gallery space—suspended from the ceiling and placed on the floor—capturing and reflecting the light which fills the gallery. The sculpture will be animated by shifts in daylight caused by the time of day, weather conditions and changing seasons, as well as your changing perspective as you walk through the installation, creating a highly individualized experience with the work. This exhibition is the latest project in the Contemporary Connections series, a platform for exhibiting new work by New England artists made in dialogue with the Currier’s collection, regional histories, or, as in the case of Park’s installation, the architecture of the Museum.
We are proud to have Art New England as media sponsor for this exhibition.
Saturday, June 10, 2017 through Monday, September 4, 2017
New Hampshire’s Varujan Boghosian has created a singular niche for himself in the contemporary art world. His work challenges the viewer to look at common objects in new ways by presenting them in unique contexts. Boghosian takes on universal themes such as love and death, and success and failure, often through the lens of mythology. A master draftsman, watercolorist and sculptor of found objects, he creates works of art that are often thought-provoking or subtly humorous. This exhibition draws primarily from the artist’s collection, presenting 60 works of art that range from early, abstract prints to the present day.
The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters from The Museum of Modern Art
September 17, 2017 through January 18, 2018
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s instantly recognizable posters are fixtures on the walls of millions of homes worldwide. Although the original works of art are more than 100 years old, their continued prevalence is a reminder of the influence he continues to have on art, and especially graphic design. Lautrec’s often colorful lithographs reveal the enduring beauty of Paris. They also feature the city’s more shadowy figures, whose lives the artist celebrated through his art. Drawn from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Currier’s exclusive New England presentation will present more than 100 posters, prints and illustrated books.
This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The exhibition is organized by Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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Mount Washington: The Crown of New England
Saturday, October 1, 2016 through Monday, January 16, 2017
Mount Washington: The Crown of New England is the first museum exhibition devoted entirely to art featuring the Mount Washington region. The exhibition features major paintings by Hudson River School artists, including Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Frederick Kensett and David Johnson, as well as acclaimed painters such as Winslow Homer and George Inness.
Paintings, prints, vintage photographs and illustrated guidebooks from the late 1820s through the 1870s document the artistic and historical context in which New Hampshire’s most iconic scenic landmark became a national and international symbol of the American landscape, a center for scientific study and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.
This exhibition has been developed in collaboration with the Mount Washington Observatory, North Conway, New Hampshire, a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to documentation, research and education pertaining to the natural history and human heritage of Mount Washington.
This exhibition is supported by the Henry Melville Fuller Exhibition Fund, the Kimon S. & Anne C. Zachos Exhibition Fund, the Robert & Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers, Pamela A. Harvey, Harold Janeway, Harvey Construction, the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation and the Susan E. Strickler Exhibition Fund.
We are proud to have New Hampshire Public Radio as media sponsor for this exhibition.
Making Places: Artist Studios in New Hampshire
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 through Thursday, January 12, 2017
Artists flocked from cities to bucolic New Hampshire in the 19th century, attracted by the natural beauty and scenic vistas as well as the growing community of creative people. Short-term rented artist spaces afforded breathtaking views for urban dwellers looking for an escape from the stimulus of the city. A year-round residence allowed artists to observe the dramatic changes that occurred throughout the seasons and provided the opportunity to establish and personalize a studio.
This Currier Library and Archives focus exhibition explores the relationship of artist to studio, both as a place of creation and also as a created space. Artists consider light and lighting, layout, location and decoration when establishing a working space. Some artists fill their studios with objects and items either for reference or for use as props. Others maintain more austere environments. The exhibition highlights artists who chose New Hampshire as their creative place and provides a glimpse into their spaces.