Mitchell Gallery announces new exhibit: Lineage of American Perceptual Painters

| December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

mitchellgalleryThe Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College invites the community to the exhibition, “A Lineage of American Perceptual Painters,” on view from January 15 through March 1. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, is curated by Matt Klos, with assistance from Lucinda Edinberg. As part of the opening reception, Art Educator Lucinda Edinburg will lead a tour of the exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop on January 25 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

This exhibition of early 20th century and modern American Perceptual Realists focuses on a niche of American Realism begun, in part, by Edwin Dickinson (1891-1978), a student and contemporary of Charles Hawthorne (1872-1930). Though representing a cinematic array of genres, these artists share a similar process of working closely from the motif through experimentation and direct observation. With a few exceptions, most of these realist artists had been largely ignored for their importance, but are now recognized for the significance of their work and their contribution to the legacy of American art.

For more information, visit www.sjc.edu/mitchellgallery or call 410-626-2556.

Exhibition-related events include:

January 23 Members Preview Reception. Be the first to preview the “American Perceptual Painters” exhibition at this elegant wine and hors d’oeuvres reception from 5 to 7 p.m. By invitation only. To become a member: www.sjc.edu/mitchellgallery.

January 25 Opening Reception and Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “American Perceptual Painters” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

February 4 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “American Perceptual Painters” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

February 5 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a docent tour of the “American Perceptual Painters” exhibition followed by a discussion of the 1923 novel “Cane” by Jean Toomer from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. St. John’s tutor David Townsend will lead the discussion. Registration is required. Call 410-626-2556 to register.

February 17 Curator’s Talk. Curator Matt Klos will give a gallery talk on the “American Perceptual Painters” exhibition at 5:30 p.m.

February 22 Artists Panel Discussion. Select “American Perceptual Painters” artists and curator Matt Klos will discuss the exhibition at 3 p.m.

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