American Mixed Media Art

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Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell's Homage to Juan Gris is a 2018 exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art which says: "Completed over a period of 15 years, Cornell's series of Gris shadow boxes is more extensive in number than any other that the artist openly dedicated to one of his admired luminaries of stage, screen, literature, or the visual arts."  Also see press release  Accessed 2/18

Dead Animals, or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art is a 2016 exhibit at the David Winton Bell Gallery which says: "The exhibition is organized around four prevalent themes that draw particular strength from taxidermy -- in which the fact that the animal is real and dead imparts meaning. The themes are death (both human and animal); hybrids-both animal-and-animal and animal-and-human; animal-human relations (humanity's treatment of and effect upon nonhuman animals); and, within photographic artworks, taxidermy's display in natural history museums." Accessed 12/18 

Derrick Adams: Sanctuary is a 2018 exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design which says: "Derrick Adams: Sanctuary consists of 50 works of mixed-media collage, assemblage on wood panels, and sculpture presented in an installation designed by the artist that reimagine safe destinations for the black American traveler during the mid-twentieth century. The body of work was inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual guidebook for black American road-trippers published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1967, during the Jim Crow era in America."  Also see press release and artist website  Accessed 2/18

James Volkert. Re: Imagining American Art is a 2017 exhibit at the South Bend Museum of Art which says: "Drawing upon his extensive knowledge of American Art History, as well as his long tenure as a museum professional (19 years at the Smithsonian), Volkert disassembles the history of American Painting and lays the parts out for us, activating them with machines and showing us details we may otherwise have missed." Also see artist's website Accessed 9/17

Michael Williams is a 2017 exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art which says: "Over the last 10 years, Michael Williams has created paintings known for their layered imagery, eye-popping color, and use of techniques such as airbrushing and inkjet printing. His large-scale works often begin as drawings either on paper or on the computer screen before they are printed or transferred to canvas and then embellished with oil paint."  Also see 5/9/17 Artnet News interview. Accessed 5/17

Nathaniel Mary Quinn: This is Life is a 2018 exhibit at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art which says: "The exhibition features seventeen of the artist's mixed-media works on paper, created from 2014 to 2018. During this crucial four year period Quinn developed and refined the collage-like technique now synonymous with his name."  Accessed 1/19

Robert Haemmerling: Transfigurations is a 2018 exhibit at the Peninsula Museum of Art which says: "Robert Haemmerling's show Transfigurations at PMA, showcases the artist's sculpture and collage, all focused on the human form.  His large mixed-media figures utilize assemblage in order to comment satirically on humanity, while his surrealist collages incorporate strange, beautiful and funny images pulled from Western art history's Old Masters " Accessed 3/18

Small Scales: Lands of Enchantment is a 2016-17 exhibit at the Bruce Museum which says: "While the creation of miniature scenes itself is not a new concept, contemporary artists use small works to encourage closer looking, drawing the viewer in so s/he becomes aware of a deeper message only after first being lured by the finesse and beauty of the piece. In this exhibition works are made from old books and repurposed suitcases, found objects and handcrafted items, glass and a living tree. The subject matter ranges just as widely from highly researched environmental and political issues to fanciful imaginary worlds and nostalgic memories of the family homestead." See image sheet. Accessed 2/17

State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now is a 2016 exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art which says: " Showcasing 134 works -- including paintings, photographs, videos, sculptures, works on paper, installations and performances -- by 52 under-recognized artists from nearly every U.S. region, the exhibition examines how today's artists are informed by the past, innovate with materials old and new, and engage deeply with issues relevant to their communities."  Also see Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art exhibit microsite. Accessed 2/17

This Vibrant, Tarnished World - Jennifer Eli French is a 2019 exhibit at the Northcutt Steele Gallery at Montana State University - Billings which says: "The exhibition is French's intricate, personal interpretion of the futuristic novel, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel." Accessed 4/19

Unlimited:  The Multifaceted Art of John Carroll Long is a 2018 exhibit at the Baker Museum which says: "In defiance of limitations to his creative process and a growing need to communicate ideas, Long became an autodidact, mastering and incorporating painting, printmaking, sculpture and metalworking into his present day practice. Imbuing his works with social commentary, the artist combines his knowledge of different art techniques with a personal sense of observational humor and gentle subversion."  Also see artist's website  Accessed 3/18

Winifred McNeill: The Weight of the World is a 2019 exhibit at the University Galleries, William Paterson University which says: "Winifred McNeill repurposes found and commercial materials such as seashells, tiles, metal plates, and plumbing pipes as surfaces for delicate mark making and creates intimate vignettes on the fragility of the human condition."  Also see artist's website   Accessed 3/19 


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