ArtSurround introduces its second installment, inviting you this time to share in these “pairings” of works selected from the Chapel Art Center’s Permanent Collection.
What makes two works of art a pair? There is the intentional pairing, as in formal, pendant portraits. Sometimes works are paired by their genre, or period, or by the subject matter.
In this case, the pairings are perhaps a bit random, and are surely experimental!
These works have been paired by color, design, imagery, memory association, or simply by way of a spontaneous emotional connection! The intention is simple—to inspire thoughtfulness and reflection.
In a creative collaboration, designer Annee Giard from Communications and Marketing and I have worked through each of these pairings. Our hope is to encourage an interactive viewing, inviting viewers’ thoughts on the paired works at hand.
After some time has passed, and viewers have been able to familiarize themselves with these pairings, we will invite viewers to an on line reception for some dialogue. At that time we will also announce a “winning response” from among the viewers.
We sincerely hope you can enjoy these pairings, and offer some seasoned reflections, to help enrich the meaning and significance of works from the permanent collection at the Chapel Art Center!
Paired with: Dorothea Greenbaum, David, Cast Bronze, 1930.
Paired with: Mabel May Woodward, Street Scene in Chester, Nova Scotia, oil on board, 20th century.
Paired with: Louis Agazziz Fuertes, Blue Bird, gouache on field board, early 20th century.
Paired with: Karl Drerup, Color Still Life Study, Gouache on paper, 20th century.
Paired with: Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (called “Guercino”), Study of a Woman with a Hand Held to her Breast, brown ink and wash on laid paper, 1635.
Paired with: Guiseppe Cesare (called “Cavaliere d’Arpino”), The Annunciation, sanguine chalk on paper, 1597.
Paired with: Cortia Kent, Figures of the Morning of Times, serigraph print, 1955.
Paired with: Eugenia Woolman, Untitled (Women Sewing), paper collage, mid-twentieth century.
Paired with: Fairfield Porter, The Table, color lithograph, 1971.
Paired with: Omer Lassonde, Tetuan, Morocco, oil on canvas, 1960.
Paired with: Hans Erni, L’Arlequin, Swiss, color lithograph, 20th century.
Paired with: Édouard Vuillard, Couverture de l’album, color lithograph, 1899.
Paired with: Charles Curtis Allen, Vermont Farm House, watercolor, 1930s.
Paired with: Charles Curtis Allen, Apple Blossoms, oil on board, 20th century.
Paired with: Corita Kent, Daisies, Serigraph print, 1960.
Paired with: Charles Curtis Allen, Rustic View, oil on board, 1930s.
Paired with: William Lee-Hanky, Mother and Child, drypoint and etching, after 1920.
Paired with: Elizabeth Withington, Three Children, gouache on paper, 20th century.
Paired with: Robert Bauer, Adam I, Tempera on paper, 2009.
Paired with: Sandy Wadlington, Rain Over Ipswich, woodblock print, late 20th century.
Paired with: James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Limehouse, lithotint on chine paper, 1878.
Paired with: Lauren Sansaricq, View from Boscobel, oil on board, 2011.