Featuring Works by:
Willem de Kooning
The Rose Art Museum's Fall 2010 exhibitions will be on view starting October 7 and are expected to extend through the end of this year.
WaterWays, shown in the Fineberg, Rose and Lee Galleries. Curated by Roy Dawes.
In Taoist tradition, water is considered an aspect of wisdom, shaping itself to what contains it and moving in the path of least resistance. The ancient Greeks understood the power of transition that water holds; from liquid, to solid, to vapor, water is the symbol for metamorphosis. "WaterWays" is an exhibition that will explore some of the artworks from the Rose collection that use water as subject, metaphor and muse.
We will display a range works by artists, from those who painted waterscapes in situ, poetically exploring the relationship between ocean and land, water and earth. Other artists use the fluidity of their medium to express color and mood, throwing paint (like the Abstract Expressionists) to achieve "action painting" or pouring it onto the canvas (like the Color Field painters) allowing the paint to soak and pool onto the surface.
We cannot go far from water. The recent tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico is something that we feel in our essence that registers in the water table of our own bodies. The artists we will be exhibiting, in one way or another, have embraced that aspect of themselves through their work.
Regarding Painting, shown in the Foster Wing. Curated by Dabney Hailey.
Drawn from the Rose's impressive permanent collection, will fill the Foster Wing. Visitors will be encouraged to look closely--to revel in the physical properties of paint, consider how the form of a painting intersects with its content, and gain access to artists' processes and ideas. Spanning the last hundred years, the exhibition will bring to light many works long in storage as well as feature a selection of the collection's most renowned paintings.
Detail: Roy Lichtenstein, Forget It! Forget Me!, 1962, Magna and oil on canvas, 80 x 68 1/8 x 1 5/8 inches. Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Gevirtz- Mnuchin Purchase Fund, 1962. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein