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OUT OF THE SHADOW
Edwin Augustus Moore


July 31 - September 4, 2016

RECEPTION: Sunday, July 31, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Respected for the animal and landscape paintings produced during his lifetime, Edwin Moore (1858-1925) experienced a fleeting recognition that lasted merely fifteen years, from about 1880-1895. By the time of his death, Moore’s artistic reputation was eclipsed by that of his father, landscape artist Nelson Augustus Moore. Restoration of his legacy has been the work of the Moore Picture Trust and private collectors who have generously loaned paintings, watercolors and family memorabilia to this exhibition. It also presents art of each of five generations of this family of artists that began two generations before Edwin and continues to this day.

Supported in part by CT Humanities.



ENTRANCES AND EXITS
Amber Maida


July 31 - August 28, 2016

RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST: Sunday, July 31, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

As a participant of The MATT’s 2016 MIXMASTER Juried Members Exhibition, Amber Maida won the opportunity for this one-person show. Maida’s mixed-media, sculptural paintings are grounded in her life experience expanded through symbolic storytelling. The underlying threads of her process are evident in this collection of new work, especially her mark-making, use of glassy, pearl-like coatings, rich textures and layered compositions. Through these works she addresses revealing themes of infinite love, the cosmos and the spirit.

Supported in part through a gift from David & Mara Sfara to underwrite exhibits in The Lab.



KIMONOS
Inspirations On Silk


July 31 - August 28, 2016

RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST: Sunday, July 31, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

This exhibition features four unique, hand painted, hand-sewn kimonos created by Mary Wolff. The artist finds that directly painting on silk allows a freedom to experiment with fresh images, depth and flow of color. Wolff is delighted to depict landscapes and beautiful flower gardens on a silk canvas that have movement while on the body.



THE GEOMETRY OF PASSION
The Art of Arthur Carter


September 9 - October 23, 2016

RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST: Friday, September 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Carter’s abstract sculptures allude to human gestures and interactions and often reflect his interest in mathematics, graphic design and minimalism. Newspaper work instigated the shift to art-making. For Carter, the process of laying-out and designing newspaper pages generated an interest in graphics. He moved from the two-dimensional printed page to three-dimensions using stainless steel, a material that had been familiar to him since his days at Officer Candidate School where he learned welding. This exhibition will feature Carter’s sculptures, paintings, and works
on paper.



A STATE OF STRAIN
Ryan Roa


September 9 - October 23, 2016

RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST: Friday, September 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This exhibition features sculptural installations in multiple locations throughout the museum.
In addition to his Space Drawings (created by stretching industrial bungee cords to capacity), the exhibit includes Roa’s steel mesh floor sculptures, dry-wall relief sculptures, charcoal drawings and a light show in the storefront located across the Green from the Museum.

Supported in part through a gift from David & Mara Sfara to underwrite exhibits in The Lab.



RIGOROUS AND SURPRISING
The Art of Steven Naifeh


September 15 – November 6, 2016

RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST: Sunday, September 25, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

In painting and sculpture, Steven Naifeh explores the affinity between the geometric abstraction of Western art and the millennium-old tradition of Arab and Islamic abstraction. The 15 large-scale works in this exhibition reflect the many shared influences between them. Naifeh typically works in series, several of which are represented here. In some, the geometric form remains constant while scale and color change. Colors run a beautiful rainbow of jewel tones – gemstones and precious metals. Sometimes Naifeh translates his paintings into limestone sculptures. All offer rich ideas for exploration: formal beauty, the nature of abstraction and the intersection of mathematics and art.

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