Launchpad of the American Theater: The O’Neill Since 1964

June 26, 2015- January 3, 2016

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Launchpad of the American Theater. CREDIT A.V. SCARANO

For more information please visit its founding, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has shaped the course of American and world theater, launching the careers of some of the most talented artists and most recognizable plays and musicals. The exhibition celebrates five decades of the O’Neill, charting its journey from past to present to future with drawings, interviews, videos, photographs, original scripts, and sound.

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Come In! Elizabeth Enders Recent Work

September 12, 2015 – January 3, 2016

9 x 12 inches
Connemara IV, series iii, 2011. Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 inches

Come In! Elizabeth Enders Recent Work is an inviting look at a broad range of work by contemporary American artist and New London native, Elizabeth Enders. The exhibition, guest curated by Charlotta Kotik, Curator Emerita of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum,  brings together paintings on loan from private collections, museums and galleries in two compelling presentations of new works by an artist Kotik has called “lyrical and meditative.” Real Art Ways, in Hartford, will present a complementary assemblage of Enders’ work during the same time period and all of the works shown at both venues will be illustrated in one catalogue.

Ocean VII, series iii, 2014, watercolor on paper, 10 3/16 x 14 3/16 inches
Untitled/Summer, 2012, watercolor, colored pencil, pencil on paper, 10 x 8 inches
Cove/Map III, 2010, watercolor, pen and ink on paper, 11 x 8 ½ inches

Cued By Color…Paintings and Mixed Media Work By Michael DesRosiers

November 14, 2015 – January 31, 2016

Migration of Unbleached Titanium, polymer paint on cradled MDF, 48 x 48 x 5 ½ inches.

Cued By ColorPaintings and Mixed Media Work By Michael DesRosiers inaugurates Near::New, an ongoing program designed to bring contemporary art to the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Drawn from the artist’s studio, this color rich exhibition reveals the innate nature of a process based aesthetic.  Decades of material familiarity paired with innovative techniques are used by DesRosiers to probe the boundaries of the binary age, presenting a fresh take on the abstract idiom. Originating in color and executed over time, each work bespeaks the artist’s personal philosophy. Regarding his work DesRosiers states, “At least for me, a painting is a recorded performance brimming with pentimenti of accumulated dialogue spoken in pigment”.

An illustrated catalogue including a Director’s essay accompanies the exhibition.

Breaking Cobalt, polymer paint on cradled MDF, 48 x 48 x 5 ½ inches.
Nocturnal Containment of Cadmium Silage, polymer paint on cradled MDF, 48 x 48 x 5 1/2 inches.