Sarah McRae Morton – The Saw and the Wing

Artist, animal-lover, and Lancaster PA native, Sarah McRae Morton is exhibiting her new paintings in a solo exhibition The Saw and the Wing at the Somerville Manning Gallery.

Sarah’s paintings are invented portraits of her ancestors and historical figures – people from her own life, from books and paintings, and from her travels and stories learned. The events and people illustrated are not bound by time or fact, but are immersed with ghosts and artifacts from cross sections of history. Sarah’s work is wildly romantic, with an earthly palette and energetic movement.

The Saw and the Wing runs through December 15, 2018. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday, November 16 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

For more info visit: SomervilleManning.com

Votes for Women: A Visual History

I hope you voted today and are now kicking back with a beverage of some kind. Votes for Women: A Visual History is an upcoming exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Though it’s not until February 1, 2020 (through June 7, 2020), it will be here before you know it so mark your calendars.

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“The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which guaranteed women the right to vote. The long road to women’s suffrage, spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, played out very differently from political movements today. In the absence of televised and digital media, the suffragists spread their message through magazines, political cartoons, posters, plays, parades and even through fashion.

This exhibition will examine the visual culture of the suffrage movement, revealing how the “look” of women’s rights developed, drawing upon such wide ranging allegorical and historical figures such as ancient heralds, Columbia, Joan of Arc and Betsy Ross. Votes for Women: A Visual History will include drawings, illustrations, and posters from museums, historical societies and private collections that visualize the complex political messages conveyed by suffragists. Also included will be historic photographs of marches, rallies and the celebrated procession in Washington DC held in March of 1913. Examples of the costumes, clothing, sashes and other emblems of women’s activism worn by suffragists will enliven the presentation, drawing comparisons between the representations and realities of women’s struggle to win the vote.”

Find out more here

 

David Lynch alone in a dark room…

Got a sneak peak at some earlier David Lynch art last night.

 

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Man Throwing Up, 1968, acrylic on resin on canvas

Also checked out the Storytellers exhibition at the Stanek Gallery.

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Wyeth to Warhol: Modern Masters from Past and Present

 

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Somerville Manning Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Wyeth to Warhol: Modern Masters From Past and Present from April 27 – June 2, 2018.

For over thirty-five years, Somerville Manning Gallery has specialized in paintings by the Wyeth family. The Wyeth to Warhol exhibition juxtaposes the artworks of N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth with the artists of their respective eras, including current. This exhibition showcases some of the most celebrated artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Along with paintings by N.C. Wyeth will be works by American impressionists, Maurice Prendergast and Childe Hassam. A highlight of the exhibition is a stunning portrait by renowned painter, William Merrit Chase. Acclaimed Pennsylvania artists, Edward Redfield and Hugh H. Breckenridge will also be on view along side brightly colored florals and figures by early 20th century Jane Peterson.

Modernists Arthur Dove and Milton Avery hang with Andrew Wyeth showing their similarities as their subject matters may seem unremarkable, but the matter in which these artists treat them is exceptional. Abstract paintings by Hans Hofmann and Robert Motherwell will coincide with the Post-War period in which Andrew Wyeth was exploring realism.

Works by David Hockney, Wolf Kahn, Jamie Wyeth and Andy Warhol will round out the 20th century and extend the timeline into the 21st century. Not many contemporary artists can brandish the title of “Modern Master,” however contemporary artists like Bo Bartlett and Robert Cottingham explore the idea that masterful work is still being created today. The exhibition includes other works from many important American schools and traditions that run the gambit from realism to abstraction.

 

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