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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Gallery talk and show openings Saturday at Gallery on the Green in Canton

Gallery on the Green
Corner of Dowd and Route 44, Canton, (860) 693-4102
Robert Cottingham: Viewing America—Lithographs, Woodcuts and Etchings
Six Generations of American Artists from the McKay Family Tree, 1883-2013
David Holzman: UMM Evolution
Apr. 26—May 26, 2013.
Robert Cottingham Gallery Talk: Sat., Apr. 27, 5—6 p.m.
Opening Reception: Sat., Apr. 27, 6—9 p.m.

Press release from Gallery on the Green

Join us for the Annual Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Invitational Exhibition at the Gallery on the Green, on display from April 26 through May 26. We are thrilled to have as our guest artist the internationally renowned painter and printmaker, Robert Cottingham. Works were selected from the artist’s personal collection by co-curators Walter Kendra, Professor Emeritus of Art at Central Connecticut State University and John Willis, Professor of Printmaking at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford.

The show is entitled Viewing America: Lithographs, Woodcuts and Etchings. The curators were struck by the variety of printmaking techniques employed by the artist, including the use of multiple techniques on a single print. Robert Cottingham is one of the pioneers of Photo-Realist art. His work explores themes and images of the urban, industrial American landscape, focusing on the two cities of Los Angeles and New York. Examples of his work can be found in major museums (Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art), galleries and private collections.

Robert Cottingham: "One Way"

The artist will give a gallery talk on Sat., Apr. 27, from 5—6 p.m. An opening reception for the show will follow from 6—9 p.m. Both events are free and the public is cordially invited.

In the upstairs galleries there will be two very different solo shows by members of the Canton Artists’ Guild.

David McKay and his co-curator and niece Sarah McKay present Six Generations of American Artists from the McKay Family Tree, 1883-2013. This fascinating exhibit explores the dramatic changes in American art and life over a period of one hundred and thirty years and the role of the artist through the continuum of one family. As is stated in the comprehensive show catalog, "Throughout history, art has been influenced by the social, political and technological world in which it was created."

The second upstairs exhibition is UMM Evolution, work by artist and art educator David Holzman. David’s relief carvings are based on his watercolor series, The Book of UMM. Both his watercolors and carvings will be on display. The basswood carvings are highly imaginative, brightly painted and inspired by the art of indigenous cultures, medieval wood-carving and the work of outsider artists.

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