Charles Courtney Curran:
November 1, 2014–February 1, 2015
French-trained American artist Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942) is known for his sparkling canvases of women in gardens and other outdoor settings. Curran brought the broken brushstrokes and sun-drenched palette of French Impressionist painting to a distinctly American landscape—creating many of his works along the shores of Lake Erie and in the mountain hamlet of Cragsmoor, New York. Popular with American collectors, Henry Clay Frick purchased Curran’s 1890 painting Woman with a Horse and Carriage, which typically hangs in the Clayton library. For this exhibition, our painting will join about 60 others as Curran’s work travels to three North American venues (including The Frick Art Museum) in this first critical retrospective of his career since his death in 1942. The exhibition is organized by the Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, and will be accompanied by a full-color catalogue.
|Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn-of-the-Century Photography
February 21–April 19, 2015
An exceptional assemblage of masterworks from Alfred Stieglitz’s (1864–1946) circle of painterly photographers known as the Photo-Secession, this exhibition features rare hand-crafted vintage prints made in a variety of processes. Photo-Secession was the name chosen by Stieglitz in 1902 for a group of artists whose work he took particular interest in and championed through exhibitions at his 291 gallery (officially the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession) and publication in his hugely influential journal of photographic art Camera Work. The Photo-Secession artists helped to define 20th-century fine art photography and have been hugely influential to succeeding generations of camera artists. This exhibition includes major members of the movement and masters in the field like Gertrude Kasebier (1852–1934), Clarence White (1871–1925), Edward Steichen (1879–1973), and Paul Strand (1890–1976) who are all represented by significant groups of photographs. This exhibition is drawn from the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg and organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions.