LACONIA GALLERY

433 HARRISON AVENUE | BOSTON, MA 02118

The Artist as Collector

 

Feb 5 – March , 2010

Artwork from the collections of:

Derek Brain & Danielle Krcmar
John Guthrie
James Hull & Donna Veverka
Joe Wardwell & Katie Fitch
Douglas Weathersby & Hilary Tolan
Brian Zink & Paula Soares

The idea for the “Artist as Collector” exhibit began over dinner with a couple of friends – all of whom were artists or married to them. We were admiring our hosts’ home and of course the artwork on view all around us. We recognized artists we knew, saw works we had forgotten about and things by friends that we never knew existed.

We shared an interest in how what we collected connected or contrasted with the work we each made. The exceptions to our assumptions and overlaps between our collections were interesting enough to support the idea of exhibiting several small collections in a single, neutral space.

Trading with other artists, collecting work from friends who are artists and living with artworks by people you know or admire is a very specific subset of collecting. What one chooses to collect becomes a portrait influenced by many factors: where we live, who we share a studio with or have worked with, what colors or styles we favor and more. The works also represent a span of time and tell a narrative outside of and in addition to the works themselves. The whole idea of it is different from a collection assembled as an investment or to demonstrate some thesis.

These collections operate differently from a visit to an artist’s or any collector’s home. It is certainly less intimate and excludes the other objects that happily interact with art in the home: chairs, wall colors, low lighting and of course residential architectural styles. That said, it offers an almost magical view of several home collections at one time, and in one space.

Our thanks to all the artists and spouses who have emptied their beautiful homes and temporarily loaned some of their beloved collections to make this exhibition possible.

List of artists included in each collection:

HULL+ VEVERKA

David Faust

Lisa Costanzo

David Pappaceno

Hannah Barrett

Bill Thompson

Suzannah Sinclair

Doug Weathersby

Dana Clancy

Danielle Krcmar

Cristi Rinklin

Jill Slosburg-Ackerman

Hilary Tolan

Sheila Pepe

Arthur Henderson

Audrey Goldstein

Joe Wardwell

Taylor Davis

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BRAIN+KRCMAR

Sheila Gallagher

Jason Brain

Ric Haynes

Joe Wardwell

Dana Clancy

Brian Zink

Kanishka Raja

Maggie Connors

Brendan Killian

Melora Kuhn

Nicholas Higbee

Chris Nau

Hannah Barrett

Chris Faust

Line Bruntse

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WEATHERSBY+TOLAN

Jeff Perrott

Sam Tan

Ethel Poindexter

Marina Vindrell

Mattew Burns

Isabel Riley

Joe Wardwell

Brian Zink

James Hull

John Guthrie

Mike Mittelman

Judy Haberl

Suzannah Sinclair

Tori Fair

Brian Miller

Donna Veverka

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ZINK+SOARES

Richard Anuskiewicz

Doug Weathersby

James Hull

Sheila Pepe

Paul Palacios

Eric Doeringer

Joe Wardwell

Jill Slosburg-Ackerman / (paula)

Sheila Pepe

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WARDWELL+FITCH

Tanja Hollander

Tory Fair

Jim Shaw

John Guthrie

Angela Dufresne

Gideon Bok

Clint Jukkala

Brian Zink

Wilson

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GUTHRIE

Spencer James

Leah Gibberson

Danielle Krcmar

Tammi Jane Meehan

Taylor Davis

Spencer James

Susan Jane Belton

Bill Thompson

Rob Moore

Suzannah Sinclair

A. M. Lilly

Juliann Cydylo

Isabel Riley

Heather Rowe

Kanishka Raja

Donna Veverka

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This entry was posted on February 5, 2010 by in Installation, Painting, Photography, Prints, Sculpture.

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