MASTERWORKS explores the personal collections of the late sculptor and printmaker Hugh Townley (1923-2008). The exhibition highlights specific artistic relationships and intellectual influences that had a significant impact on Townley's life and work. On display are two seminal masterworks by Marcel Duchamp: his 1934 piece Green Box and a 1953 Rotorelief. Also being shown are works by Jean Dubuffet, Salvador Dali, and H.C. Westermann. Prints by Townley's teacher Ossip Zadkine, as well as photographs by his friends Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, are shown in a lively juxtaposition with pieces of Townley's own work, along with a lifetime of selected ephemera: exhibition posters, photographs and correspondence from fellow artists.
Hugh Townley's life-long creative relationship with Malcolm Grear is well-represented by the original vintage posters and catalogues by Malcolm Grear Designers.
Artists in the Exhibition
Eugene Atget, Varujan Boghosian, Harry Callahan, Salvador Dali, Jean Dubuffet, Marcel Duchamp, Richard Fleischner, William Hogarth, Walt Kelly, Malcolm Grear Designers, Salvatore Mancini, Michael Mazur, Robert Neuman, Timothy O'Sullivan, James Rosenquist, Italo Scanga, Charles Sheeler, Aaron Siskind, Hugh Townley, William Weege, H.C. Westermann, Ossip Zadkine
April 17 – July 28, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 20, 5-7pm
Refreshments served. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 18, 4pm
BigTown Conversations presents:
Special guest Michael Taylor, Director of the Hood Museum of Art and eminent scholar of Dada and Surrealism with a focus on the art of Marcel Duchamp, will join us for an informal discussion on works from the exhibition.
Space is limited. Please RSVP (802) 767-9670.
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