Thomas Cole’s The Voyage of
Organized by Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute
January 17 –
April 3, 2016
In the late 1820s, British émigré artist Thomas Cole emerged as a leading
figure among a group of painters whose works embodied the romantic spirit of
pre-Civil War America, later
known as the Hudson River School. The
Voyage of Life, Cole’s series of four allegorical landscapes is one of his
greatest achievements. The exhibition also includes a number of important
preliminary landscape and figure studies Cole made for the series, as well as a
selection of drawings, prints, and photographs the series directly inspired,
some of which have never previously been published or exhibited and are
virtually unknown, even in the field of Thomas Cole scholarship.
A magnificent landscape by Cole’s pupil and fellow Hudson River School
artist, Frederic Edwin Church, will also be on view.
Amalgamations: A Digital Reimagining of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Permanent Collection by Joshua Brinlee
January 10 – April 3, 2016
Amalgamations: A Digital Reimagining of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens Permanent Collection by Joshua Brinlee is a series of work that gives the Dixon permanent collection new life through digital manipulation. Brinlee combines and synthesizes the Dixon’s exemplary collection of paintings, porcelain, and sculpture into new digital collages, restoring a different sort of originality to them.
Brinlee, A Joyous Festival of the
collage, C-print. Courtesy
of the artist.