SupraEnvironmentalOctober 25, 2015 – January 24, 2016
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This exhibition brings together the work of contemporary artists who transform natural and man-made materials and provide new pivots and vantage points onto our contemporary environment.Throughout the exhibition there is an abiding sense of how contemporary artists create enlightening and unexpected encounters with the objects and things that shape our day-to-day situations. Their work prompts deep experiences of the actual and imaginative relationships that we have with our environment and also our positions within it. This exhibition is curated by Charlotte Cotton for the Katonah Museum of Art.
The Print Sale October 25, 2015 – January 24, 2016
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The Print Sale has arrived! Visit our benefit pop up shop featuring contemporary editions by Louise Bourgeois, Stanley Whitney, Kiki Smith, and many more. Curated by Robin Simon of Robin Simon Appraisals, the sale selection also includes photography and prints by artists of the Katonah Museum Artist Association (KMAA) - a great way to support and learn more about the work of artists in our local community.
Every sale benefits exhibition and education programs at the museum.
Inside the Outside: Five Self-Taught Artists from The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation
July 19, 2015 – October 11, 2015
The self-taught genre remains one of the most complex and intriguing themes in modern and contemporary art. This exhibition brings together highlights from the extraordinary collection of William Louis-Dreyfus and features a focused look at five artists – James Castle, Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Bill Traylor, and Willie Young – who did not have access to formal art education to embark on their separate journeys, resulting in astoundingly open and imaginative bodies of work. Though these artists started creating their work late in life, they were driven by an inexorable urge to respond to personal visions and aspects of their daily lives. With more than sixty works on view, this exhibition showcases some of the finest examples of self-taught art in any private collection.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with essays by Karen Wilkin and Trenton Doyle Hancock.
Emilie Clark: The Delicacy of Decomposition
July 12, 2015 – October 11, 2015
Artist Emilie Clark uses her family's preserved food waste to create installations that retain the quality of old-world still life paintings. As part of a larger collaboration with the Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance on the Seven Deadly Sins, the KMA explores the idea of Gluttony – a term expressing excessive self-indulgence as well as over-consumption.
Barnes Private Residence, 1952, Relocated, 2015
In the Sculpture Garden
March 29, 2015 – October 11, 2015
Tying the remarkable history of the relocation of Katonah to the building of the Katonah Museum of Art by local architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, Chris Larson has replicated Barnes’ private Mt. Kisco home at full scale in the sculpture garden. With a nod to the Katonah narrative, he constructs the modernist structure as if it were dragged in on logs, elevated on timber cribbing, and pierced through by the Norway spruce trees. A 2014 Whitney biennialist, Larson is a multimedia artist known for his sensitive and often dramatic responses to architectural environments and histories.