Francesco Clemente at The Brant Foundation Art Study Center

From The Brant Foundation:

“The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.”

To learn more visit https://brantfoundation.org/exhibitions/francesco-clemente-exhibition/

  Self-Portrait with Bird , 1980, oil on linen. Pizzuti Collection.

Self-Portrait with Bird, 1980, oil on linen. Pizzuti Collection.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn: This is Life at MMoCA

From Madison Museum of Contemporary Art:

“Nathaniel Mary Quinn: This is Life will be on view in MMoCA’s State Street Gallery from December 1, 2018 through March 3, 2019. The exhibition features seventeen of the artist’s mixed-media works on paper, created from 2014 to 2018. During this crucial four year period Quinn developed and refined the collage-like technique now synonymous with his name.

Quinn’s portraits initially appear to be pieced together from newspaper and magazine clippings. The artist, however, renders everything by hand. Using black charcoal and soft pastel over gouache—with careful interjections of oil paint, paint stick, and oil pastel—he masterfully manipulates his various mediums to create unconventional depictions of individuals from his past. Rather than replicating a physical likeness, Quinn’s abstracted compositions express psychological dimensions of identity.”

Two of the exhibiting artworks, Choir Rehearsal and Jaytail, were recently seen in our exhibition, Go Figure.

Learn more at https://www.mmoca.org/exhibitions/exhibits/nathaniel-mary-quinn-life

 Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Choir Rehearsal, 2017. Black charcoal, gouache, soft pastel, oil pastel on Coventry Vellum paper. 31 ¼ x 31 ¼ inches. Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH. Image courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Photography by Alex Yuzdon.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Choir Rehearsal, 2017. Black charcoal, gouache, soft pastel, oil pastel on Coventry Vellum paper. 31 ¼ x 31 ¼ inches. Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH. Image courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Photography by Alex Yuzdon.