The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) presents the exhibition, Art on Paper: Works from the Permanent Collection, opening with a reception, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at WAAM, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock. The exhibition, installed in the Museum’s Phoebe and Belmont Towbin Wing continues through Sunday, August 14.
WAAM’s Permanent Collection is comprised of over 2000 objects, and approximately 400 are works on paper. Selections for Art on Paper include works in ink, graphite, mixed media, conte crayon, watercolor, pastel and paint on paper support, representing motifs in still life, abstraction, portraiture and landscape. The exhibition will also include drawings that served as studies for murals and paintings along with examples of artist’s sketch books.
Represented are early Woodstock artists such as Konrad Cramer’s Portrait of John Carroll, c. 1930, Andrew Dasburg’s Portrait of Judson Smith, c. 1932, and Harry Gottlieb’s, Hannah (portrait of the sculptor Hannah Small), 1928. Several landscapes record the pastoral environs of Woodstock and include Bolton Brown’s ink wash drawing, Woodstock Scene of 1932, Jane Jones, delicate ink drawing, Quarry Trees, Woodstock, NY, c. 1940 and George Ault’s graphite drawing, Barn by the Road, 1938. Another image, specific to Woodstock, though not a traditional landscape, is Philip Guston’s pen and ink, Ref’s Back Porch, 1947, depicting the flotsam and jetsam of the porch of artist Anton Refregier.
Exhibitions in WAAM’s other galleries opening on Saturday, May 7 include: Far & Wide — the 8th Annual Woodstock Regional in the Main Gallery; Lenny Kislin in the Solo Gallery; Lisa DeLoria Weinblatt on the Active Member Wall; Small Works in the Founder’s Gallery; and Bailey Middle School ELL (English Language Leaners) in the YES Gallery (Youth Exhibition Space).
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