June 15 - September 16

From the walls of some of its most discerning patrons, The Bascom’s “Off The Wall” exhibition brings us works on paper  in various traditional media by some of the most prominent artists in history.

John C. Witty III, Guest Curator

This exhibition celebrates the collections of generous and discerning friends of The Bascom who have agreed to share their works on paper with us.  The works include prints, drawings, etchings, engravings, lithographs, watercolors and photographs by renowned historical and contemporary artists.  We have been lent works by Van Dyke, Goya, Picasso, Wyeth, Twachtman, Sargent, Bierstadt, Radcliffe Bailey and Sally Mann, among many others.  John C. Witty III, the guest curator of the exhibition, has divided the works into approximately five thematic categories, such as “Observing Nature,” “Portraiture,” “Representing the Human Figure,” “Imagined Worlds,” and “Beyond Representation.”  In addition to showcasing the breadth of local collectors’ interests, ancillary programs will include an overview of the materials and processes that artists employ on the medium of paper.  Visitors to the exhibition will gain a deeper understanding of how drawings are made and the differences among the various printmaking processes, including engraving, etching, woodcut, and lithography.  Through collaboration with The Bascom’s supporters, the exhibition will offer a wide-ranging survey of materials, techniques, and subject matter by making excellent works of art available to the local community.








 
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