Exhibition Archive

Icelandic Tales Illustrated by Gunnella

In the Learning Center
June 29 – September 28, 2014

Vibrant illustrations and hilarious stories delight visitors young and old in the Learning Center. Icelandic artist Gunnella presents buxom ladies and beguiling animals, who frolic through an Icelandic homeland filled with strong winds, steep cliffs, and unique challenges. These lighthearted tales are painted in a bold folk-art style that is full of fun and silliness.

Image Credit
Gunnella, “Everything the ladies did, the chickens did too,” from The Problem with Chickens, by Bruce McMillan [Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 2005]. Oil on canvas. © Gunnella, 2005.


ICELAND: The Fire Within

In the Project Gallery
June 29 – September 28, 2014

Award-winning Scandinavian-American filmmaker Eric Heimbold presents a cinematic meditation on the spirit of Iceland. Heimbold captures epic experiences of Iceland’s volcanoes, glaciers, waterfalls, and Northern Lights interspersed with the indigenous flora, fauna, and human faces that populate this unique island nation.

ICELAND: The Fire Within Trailer from Katonah Museum of Art on Vimeo.

Image Credit
Eric Heimbold, The Fire Within, 2014

ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place
June 29 – September 28, 2014

The austere, beguiling landscape of Iceland functions as muse and material for its artists. Innately attuned to dramatic physical changes and extreme solar rhythms, Icelandic artists carry within them a heightened awareness of the environment as a dynamic living entity. This is the first museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of their island nation. This KMA-originated exhibition showcases twelve artists whose works cover a broad range of formal approaches and media, including painting, photography, sculpture, site-specific wall-drawings, and video installation.

Einar Falur Ingólfsson, By Lake Thingvellir, 2012, courtesy of the artist, © Einar Falur Ingólfsson

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.
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