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Exhibitions

Vanessa German, Site-Specific Installation

The Print Series in Bruegel’s Netherlands: Dutch and Flemish Works from the Permanent Collection

Pompeii Archive: Photographs by William Wylie


Events

Vanessa German, Site-Specific Installation
Feb. 22 through July 7, 2019

A powerful multisensory installation of sculpture and sound by American contemporary artist, poet and activist Vanessa German will be on view at the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia Feb. 22 through July 7, 2019. The major work, which combines figures without their heads, heads without their bodies, found objects and ephemera, grapples with some of the most profound challenges of contemporary life, including violence, loss and inequity, particularly in communities of color and for the LGBTQ community.

The Print Series in Bruegel’s Netherlands: Dutch and Flemish Works from the Permanent Collection
02/22/2019 to 07/07/2019

Curated by Erik Harrington, Barringer-Lindner Curatorial Fellow

Just as modern streaming services give us unprecedented freedom to watch television series in our own order, time, and place, print series allowed viewers in the Renaissance Netherlands to enjoy the same sets of images as their peers in more personalized and accessible ways. The Print Series in Bruegel’s Netherlands: Dutch and Flemish Works from the Permanent Collection places sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Netherlandish prints in their original context of series to explore the practices of looking at a succession of images. Many of these series illustrate cosmological, religious, and social ideas, challenging Pieter Bruegel the Elder and other print designers to represent these themes in a manner that appealed to both personalized and general tastes. This exhibition also allows the visitor to consider the ways in which abstract ideas were illustrated in more recognizable contexts.

Pompeii Archive: Photographs by William Wylie
Through June 9, 2019

About: Pompeii Archive features a selection of recent work by American photographer William Wylie exploring the archeological site of Pompeii in highly evocative images. Wylie’s interest in the contemporary state of Pompeii began with his discovery of the work of Giorgio Sommer (1834-1914), a German photographer who documented the excavation of the site in the mid-nineteenth century. An avid historian and collector, Wylie began collecting Sommer’s images and researching his work, particularly Sommer’s strategic use of photography to flatten the picture plane and create layered and stratified images that evoked the archeological processes. Examples of Sommer’s work are also included in the exhibition. This ongoing research, and the body of work that has resulted, was supported by Yale University’s Doran Artist in Residency awards at the Sol and Carol LeWitt estate in Praiano, Italy, where Wylie was a resident in 2012 and 2015.

Organizer: The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art at Colorado State University

Credit: This exhibition is made possible through funding from The Fralin Museum of Art Volunteer Board.

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