Exhibition Archive

Jasper Johns and John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio
March 23 – June 15, 2014

An extraordinary, little-known story unfolds in the exhibition Jasper Johns & John Lund: Masters in the Print Studio. Over the past 30 years, Johns and Lund have forged a rare artistic collaboration: side-by-side, master printer Lund assists one of America’s foremost living artists to achieve precisely the effects he seeks in his prints, 58 of which are featured in the exhibition.

Johns and Lund began working together in 1973 at Universal Limited Art Editions on Long Island. A decade later Lund became integral to Johns’s printmaking process as the exclusive master printer to work on the artist’s intaglio prints. In 1996 Lund established a private print studio on Johns’s rural Connecticut property and became his on-site master printer. Together they have created over 70 editions, the majority of which use etching and aquatint.

Jasper Johns & John Lund is the first museum exhibition to examine these two masters’ working relationship. It explores process with never-before exhibited proofs and plates. Lund’s personal photographs of Johns working in the studio are also on display.

 
Jasper Johns, Untitled, 1998, Intaglio, 41 ¾ x 81 inches Edition of 44 Universal Limited Art Editions Art © Jasper Johns and ULAE/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Published by Universal Limited Art Editions
 

The Art of Rosemary Wells: Picture Book Covers and Characters
March 23 – June 15, 2014

Max, Ruby, Emily, and Yoko – Rosemary Wells’s unforgettable characters have been childhood favorites for generations. But there is more to a book than its characters. Striking covers are worth a close second look for they set the stage and give young readers clues about the story that unfolds inside. Join us in the Learning Center as we explore the special magic that makes Rosemary’s picture books family treasures.

 
Rosemary Wells Cover art for Max and Ruby’s Bedtime Book © 2010, Viking Children’s, New York, written and illustrated by Rosemary Wells.
 

Paul Chaleff
April 16, 2013 - April 25, 2014

A pioneer in the resurgence of ceramic wood firing, Paul Chaleff is known for his colossal clay sculptures and vessels. Three large sculptural tiles positioned atop an outside wall complement Chaleff’s abstract sculpture set on the Museum’s front lawn. Stunning in scale, these ceramic pieces display a range of beautiful glazes.

 

Paul Chaleff, Duolith, 2006, foreground Glow,
An Insecure God Tests My Faith, Heat, 2011
(l to r on wall) Courtesy of the artist

 

Andrea Lilenthal: Six Ladders
April 21, 2013 - April 2014

Andrea Lilienthal's bamboo ladders span a realm between reality and fantasy. Made specifically for the Museum's Sculpture Garden and façade, the lusciously colorful, glossy ladders playfully lean against the Museum's towering trees and modernist building.

 
Andrea Lilienthal, Six Ladders, 2013, bamboo and paint, dimensions variable, courtesy of the artist. Photography by Margaret Fox.
 

Young Artists 2014
March 2 – March 9, 2014

Seniors from our member schools learn about and participate in every aspect of the exhibition process, from creating the invitation in a graphic design workshop to writing artist statements and installing the art in the galleries. The Katonah Museum of Art’s education staff and installation crew introduce students to the concepts and skills involved in curating and hanging a professional exhibition. A team of KMA volunteers works behind the scenes, providing support to the students during the multi-day installation.

Approximately 400 students from 40 schools in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, and Fairfield counties are taking part in Young Artists 2014. This exhibition is one of many programs that fulfill the KMA’s mission of providing innovative art education to schools, both on site and in the classroom. It is a tribute to our young artists, their families and teachers, and the KMA’s continuing commitment to education.

 

Photo Credits Krista Escaffi-Aguilar
of the School of the Holy Child at the
Young Artists Graphic Design Workshop.

 
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