Jane Peterson's unique brand of Post-Impressionism is the subject of a new retropective at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT. Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad opened on November 19 with over 80 works in oil, gouache, and watercolor. From 1908 until 1925, the peripatetic Peterson traveled extensively in search of subject matter. The show includes "colorful and festive" works from her travels through Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, as well as from closer-to-home Gloucester, Palm Beach, and New York City. The Mattatuck Museum show runs through January 28, 2018 before traveling to The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC; The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY; and The Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN through the rest of next year.
Hirschl & Adler Galleries has lent several important works of art by Winold Reiss (1886–1953) to the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute's summer exhibition, Roaring Into the Future: New York, 1925–35, focusing on how the Empire State modernized America. If you are in the Utica area, please visit.
Organized in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, HOME—So Different, So Appealing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late 1950s to the present who have used the deceptively simple idea of "home" as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in the hemisphere. Spanning seven decades and covering art styles from Pop Art and Conceptualism to “anarchitecture” and “autoconstrucción,” the artists featured in this show explore one of the most basic social concepts by which individuals, families, nations, and regions understand themselves in relation to others. In the process, their work also offers an alternative narrative of postwar and contemporary art.
June 11, 2017–October 15, 2017
Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago at the Museum of Latin American Art, curated by Dr. Tatiana Flores, offers a reading of twenty-first century artistic production of the Caribbean that employs the archipelago as an analytical framework. The exhibition focuses, first and foremost, on locating thematic continuities in the art of the Caribbean islands. Through the trope of the archipelago, Relational Undercurrents challenges the understanding of the Caribbean as discontinuous, isolated, hermetic, and beyond comprehension. The exhibition is divided into four thematic sections; Conceptual Mappings, Perpetual Horizons, Landscape Ecologies and Representational Acts and features work by artists who have informed and shaped those themes. The exhibition includes painting, installation art, sculpture, photography, video, and performance.
September 16, 2017–January 28, 2018