Hartford Art School Faculty Exhibition

Opening September 7, 2010 – The Hartford Art School Faculty Exhibition

The fall semester begins the exhibition season at the Joseloff Gallery, and the first show is the Hartford Art School Faculty Exhibition. This exhibition features works by distinguished faculty who teach in ceramics, drawing, illustration, media arts, sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, visual communication design, and foundation studies.

This year’s exhibition will include new members of the Art School faculty: Jaclyn Conley (painting), Robert Lyons (photography), and Carolyn Muskat.

The exhibition will begin with an opening reception on Tuesday September 7, 2010 from 5-7PM in the Joseloff Gallery, and will run through Sunday October 10, 2010.

Participating faculty include:

Doug Andersen | Cat Balco | Marion Belanger | Daniel Buttrey
Robert Calafiore | Harriet Caldwell | Ellen Carey |Alan Carlstrom
Jaclyn Conley | Andy Deck | Terry Feder | Susan Finnegan
Jenni Freidman | Mary Frey | Hirokazu Fukawa | Gilles Giuntini
Gene Gort | Walter Hall | Dawn Holder | Jim Lee | Robert Lyons
Santanu Majumdar | Rey Milici | Carolyn Muskat | Dennis Nolan
John Nordyke | Ryan O’ Rourke | Carol Padberg | Ruta Parker
Jeremiah Patterson | Natacha Poggio | Jimmy Rhea | Kevin Sepe
Mark Snyder | Bill Thompson | Murray Tinkelman | Matt Towers
John Willis

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 4pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4pm.  Admission is free.


Looking Ahead to the Fall: Kathy Butterly

Kathy Butterly, Burnt Sugar, 2010, clay and glaze, 4 7/8 x 3 ¾ x 2 7/8 inches. Private Collection. Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York.

How delicious is this work?  This is a recent piece by New York artist Kathy Butterly.  She is one of the Koopman Chairs in the Visual Arts at the Hartford Art School this year.  She and Kansas City ceramic artist, Andy Brayman will be having a show in the Joseloff Gallery this November.  And what a gorgeous show it will be!

Work from Kathy’s recent show “Pantyhose and Morandi”  at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery can be seen here: http://www.tibordenagy.com/exhibitions/kathy-butterly/

Kathy Butterly, Mad Cap Laughs, 2010, clay and glaze, 5 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches. Private Collection. Courtesy of Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York.

Our exhibition, “Brayman & Butterly” will run from November 10 through December 19 2010 with an opening reception in the gallery on Tuesday November 9 from 5-7pm.  Kathy Butterly will hold a free public lecture in the Wilde Auditorium preceding the opening reception from 1:30-3pm.  She will also return to campus on Wednesday December 15 for a free evening gallery talk from 5-6:30pm.

Mark your calendars, this is a show you will not want to miss!

Joseloff in the News!

Thank you to everyone who came out to last night’s great opening reception. We’ll have pictures for you soon, but in the meantime, check out the two recent mentions we’ve had:

The Hartford Advocate

The NPR Picture Show

Thanks to Susan and Claire for your wonderful writing.

Don’t miss out on this amazing show which will be at the Joseloff until June 27, 2010.  Due to popular demand, the sale on exhibition catalogues has been extended.  Normally $50, we’re selling them for $35, while supplies last (as of last counting, we only had 8)!

Tonight’s the Night!

Don’t miss tonight’s opening reception of “A Couple of Ways of Doing Something” a traveling exhibition from Aperture Foundation featuring photographs by Chuck Close and poems by Bob Holman.

The opening reception will be from 6-8pm, tonight, April 14.  The exhibition will be open regular hours starting tomorrow, April 15.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11am-4pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon-4pm.

Chuck Close: Checklist and Handout

If you’re as excited as we are about our upcoming exhibition of work by Chuck Close, you might enjoy these two links, below.

First we have the checklist, with images.  And second we have the handout that will be available at the gallery the night of the opening.  It contains checklist, an introduction written by Lyle Rexer, and brief descriptions of the four types of media used by Chuck Close’s in this exhibition: daguerrotypes, digital pigment prints, jacquard tapestries, and photogravures.  Enjoy!



“A Couple of Ways of Doing Something” featuring photography by Chuck Close and poems by Bob Holman will be on display at the Joseloff Gallery from April 14 through June 27, 2010.

Aperture, a not-for-profit organization devoted to photography and the visual arts, has organized this traveling exhibition and produced the accompanying publications.

Announcing: Chuck Close “A Couple of Ways of Doing Something”

The Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School is proud to announce the opening of “A Couple of Ways of Doing Something” a traveling exhibition from Aperture Foundation featuring photography by Chuck Close and poems by Bob Holman. The exhibition will run through June 27, 2010 and will open with a public reception on Wednesday, April 14, from 6-8pm in the Joseloff Gallery.

“A Couple of Ways of Doing Something” evolved from the extraordinary daguerreotype portraits created by Chuck Close.  Throughout a career of more than four decades, Chuck Close has consistently sought to test the limits of the media in which he has chosen to work, from painting and Polaroid photography to holograms and Japanese woodblock prints. “I have always been fascinated by how one way of doing something can kick open a door to another way,” he has remarked. “For me, the original image serves as a matrix, from which I can explore issues of scale, information, and perception.”

In the 1960s, Close was one of the earliest artists to use photography as the foundation of his painting and one of the most influential. He developed a gridded painting system based at first on gelatin-silver prints and dye transfers, then on 20-by-24-inch Polaroid images, which enabled him to scale up his portraits to colossal size. The innovation overthrew traditional expressive hierarchies of portrait painting and substituted an “all over” delivery of information. Since the late 1990s, Close has expanded his interests to include daguerreotypes, an early form of photography, and these, in turn, have been the basis for a series of digital pigment prints, tapestries, and photogravures. Examples of all four of these interests are displayed in this exhibition. It represents an additional departure for Close because many of the daguerreotypes were produced in tandem with praise poems written by Bob Holman, founder of the Bowery Poetry Club. Together, they form composite portraits of their subjects and are the inspiration for the title of the exhibition and related publications.

To achieve the effects he desires, Close works directly with master craftsmen, artists, printers, and technicians, collaborating on the development of techniques that often expand the capabilities of the particular medium. His interest in artistic methods that are sometimes centuries-old is never merely antiquarian or arcane. And although his experiments in each process are dependent on precise control of the output, Close is in constant pursuit of surprise and the unexpected. Close regularly exhibits work in different media together so that viewers can experience the radical differences inherent among them and the various ways of seeing they engender. “People think that if you have a photographic image, there is pretty much only one thing you can do with it, that because of its iconography, it is fixed,” he has remarked. “But changing the medium, the method of mark-making, and the scale transforms the experience of that image into something new.”

Aperture, a not-for-profit organization devoted to photography and the visual arts, has organized this traveling exhibition and produced the accompanying publications.

A gorgeous hardbound exhibition catalog will be available for purchase at the gallery, and will be on sale the night of the opening for $35 (a $15 discount off the cover price of $50), wile supplies last.