Story by Silvia Minguzzi
Kick off the New Year by visiting the new and revamped exhibitions at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art. The permanent exhibition galleries feature some changes as light-sensitive objects are traded out for other highlights from the museum’s collection, so the galleries will offer a new experience even for frequent museum-goers. New works on view will include recent acquisitions to our Latin American and African collections.
More details at artmuseum.colostate.edu.
January 16 – April 21, 2018 | Griffin Foundation Gallery
Pompeii Archive features a selection of recent work by American photographer, William Wylie, exploring the archeological site of Pompeii in highly evocative images.
Wylie’s interest in the contemporary state of Pompeii began with his discovery of the work of Giorgio Sommer (1834-1914), a German photographer who documented the excavation of the site in the mid-nineteenth century. An avid historian and collector, Wylie began collecting Sommer’s images and researching his work, particularly Sommer’s strategic use of photography to flatten the picture plane and create layered and stratified images that evoked the archeological processes. Examples of Sommer’s work are also included in the exhibition. This ongoing research, and the body of work that has resulted, was supported by Yale University’s Doran Artist in Residency awards at the Sol and Carol LeWitt estate in Praiano, Italy, where Wylie was a resident in 2012 and 2015.
WILLIAM WYLIE ARTIST TALK
Thursday, February 8 | Organ Recital Hall | UCA
Exhibition Reception to follow
This project, part of the Critic and Artist Residency Series, is made possible by the FUNd at CSU.
January 30 – April 14, 2018 | Works on Paper Gallery
The Hartford-Tandstad Collection was donated to the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art in 2014, and consists of approximately 200 works of art, including drawings, paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts, primarily dating from the late Renaissance through the 19th century. A selection of works is housed in three permanent galleries of the museum, focused on themes of Global Encounters, Approaching Nature, and Dialogues with Power. Since works on paper are sensitive to light and are not on permanent display, this exhibition provides an opportunity to showcase and celebrate a selection of 18th- and 19th-century drawings from this extraordinary collection. Rather than taking a traditional approach to interpretation of these objects, curator Eleanor Moseman is also using the opportunity to highlight the curatorial and art historical research process, posing questions about the drawings in order to make the scholarly process more transparent, addressing both technical and intellectual issues such as attribution, context, and meaning.