Exhibition Archive

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.

 

Eye to I... 3,000 Years of Portraits
October 27, 2013 – February 16, 2014

The Katonah Museum prompts a debate with a provocative and interactive approach to portraiture. Based on the ideas that no two people respond to an artwork the same way, and that any single artwork conveys many meanings, Eye to I explores the countless ways individuals experience imagery. Interpretive copy written by over 100 contributors – from a U.S. poet laureate to a local police officer – offer personal responses to the 60 portraits on display. Interactive video touchscreens offer visitors opportunities to contribute their own observations. Please visit eyetoi.org and write your own response.
Borrowed primarily from private collections, the range of portraits is exceptional and few have been publicly exhibited. The artists include Diane Arbus, Chuck Close, Gustave Courbet, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Duane Hanson, Vik Muniz, Alice Neel, Shirin Neshat, Pablo Picasso, Gordon Parks, Cindy Sherman, Auguste Rodin, and Andy Warhol, among many others.

 
Louis-Leopold Boilly, Grimacing Man (Self-Portrait), ca. 1822-23, Black chalk with touches of white and red chalk on light brown (formally blue) wove paper, Private collection.
 

Artist to Artist: Self Portraits by Picture Book Illustrators
October 27, 2013 – February 16, 2014

How do your favorite artists view themselves? Eric Carle imagines a colorful butterfly popping out of his head while Jane Dyer envisions tiny fairies that help her paint. See the selfportraits of nine beloved picture book illustrators: Eric Carle,Tomie de Paola, Jane Dyer, Steven Kellogg, Petra Mathers, Jerry Pinkney, Alice Provensen, Rosemary Wells, and Paul O. Zelinsky. The artists’ beautiful illustrations reveal amazing and whimsical insights into their artistic minds.

 
Eric Carle, Self Portrait,
published in Artist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children about Their Art, Philomel Books, New York.
 

Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center
June 30 – October 13, 2013

Unlike other artistic practices, the palette of collage is infinite, utilizing sources from the quotidian to the precious. Collage is woven through the history of modern and contemporary art, and every material is permissible and ripe for reinterpretation. Collage artists reconstruct fragments from the “real” world into new realms that are simultaneously recognizable and wholly fantastical.

Remix features work created during the last 70 years by over 100 artists. It includes traditional forms of collage, and also presents unexpected approaches in a range of media. Exhibition themes include collage and the incorporation of text, collage as a form of social and political commentary, collage that challenges scale to spectacular effect, and collage in the digital age. Remix promises to expand and enrich public perceptions of this mutable medium.
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Tony Fitzpatrick Orange and Black Bird: Portal to the Mercy of Autumn, 2012 Mixed media on paper 10 ½ x 7 ½ inches Courtesy of the artist
 
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