Six by Nine: The November Show
November 18 - December 14
Opening Reception: Friday, November 22, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A group comprised of both established and emerging artists were invited to create a work of grand scale, specifically conforming to the dimensions of six feet by nine feet. The large format was intended to challenge not only the artist, but the viewer as well, by attempting to change the observers’ perception of the body in relation to the art and interior space. The expanded scale creates a cinematic effect, encompassing the viewer within the piece.
In order to create a stark contrast, each participant was asked to also produce a smaller example of their work to be displayed salon-style. The unifying feature of the exhibition is the oversize dimension of the art, as the artists work in varying styles and media. Included in the show are Marshall Arisman, Jonathan Beer, William Buchina, Erik Hougen, Chris Jehly, Luke Kendall, Charles Koegel, Kyle Kouri, Colin Kilian, Adam Miller, Adam Payne, Samuel Stabler and Patricia Watwood.
This exhibit was made possible with curatorial assistance from Vaughn Massey and Max Teicher.
Society of Scribes
December 2 - 14
Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 3, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
with special guest speaker Julio Vega
In committing to an Annual Members Exhibition, the Society of Scribes strives to foster an appreciation for calligraphy in the wider community. We wish to present a wide range of calligraphic work — from amateurs, students, and professionals alike — demonstrating the vitality of this art and craft, and its range from traditional to experimental.
Join us on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, and meet our featured special guest speaker Julio Vega, who will show original pieces from his amazingly detailed opera-themed portfolio.
Gregg and Marquis Galleries
The Silverpoint Exhibition
December 2 - 21
Please note the following date change: The Opening Reception will now be held on Wednesday, December 4, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The first silverpoint exhibition in this country, The Fine Line: Drawing with Silver in America, was organized by Bruce Weber at the Norton Gallery and School of Art, in 1985. In its catalog, he wrote, “In the hands of draftsmen of skill and vision silverpoint is a medium of possibility, awaiting still further investigation.” It took twenty-one more years before an exhibition of metalpoint took place at The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, in 2006 and three more before the one in the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, in 2009. In 2015, The National Gallery, Washington, D.C. in conjunction with The British Museum, England is planning a landmark metalpoint exhibit. It will focus largely on historic works and contain a limited number of images from the 1900s to the present.
“The Silverpoint Exhibition” at the NAC is a pivotal investigation of the art of silverpoint by contemporary artists. The artists in this exhibition have been lured by the magic of the medium, enticed into delving into the search for the perfect formula for the perfect surface and tempted into exploring the haunting qualities of silverpoint with their unique vision. They are free from the limitations of materials that bound the old masters.
Credit: JASON YARMOSKY “The Bather”, 2010, graphite and silver on wood panel
The Triumph of Winter
Highlighting works from the NAC Permanent Collection
December 16 - January 4
Opening Reception: Friday, December 20, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The club’s permanent collection has greatly expanded opportunities to steward a unique holding of American masterworks. The Permanent Collection survey show held through- out our clubhouse galleries last year, and most recently the exhibition “Highlights from the NAC Contemporary Collection” curated by Robert Yahner, successfully showcased the aesthetic diversity and historical significance of these works. Notable too are two traveling museum exhibitions containing selections from our permanent collection---loans which expand the public’s awareness of our holdings and thereby support our mission “... to educate the American people in the fine arts.”
Similarly, our own exhibitions aim to educate viewers by foregrounding a timely intent or stylistic concern that moves through our collection and extends into the greater context of American Art. Our December exhibition titled “The Triumph of Winter” explores the subgenre of winter landscape painting, of which our collection has notable examples - Frederick Lamb, Cullen Yates, and M. Caldwell among others. These works will be exhibited along with more contemporary works by artists Ben Fenske, Frank Mason, David Stier, David Grossmann, and Nancy Whorf.
Credit: HENRY GLASSER “From Hamilton Hill” (From Hamilton Hill; Coastal Scene in Winter), circa 1947, oil on canvas
||Special Holiday Showings
December 23 – January 4
In the not-too-distant past, a recipient of the NAC Medal of Honor received a golden medallion as well as a commissioned portrait. “NAC Gold” samples over fifty years or portraits, in a wide range of media, depicting NAC Medal of Honor recipients as subjects.
December 23 – January 4
James William Fosdick (1858 – 1937) created decorative panels, commemorating the liberal arts, for the space we currently call the Marquis Gallery. Prior to its present incarnation as a gallery space, the Marquis was actually called the “Gregg Room”; this panel installation aims to highlight that room’s arts and crafts legacy.