Painted Landscapes at Heritage (April – October 2017)
Lauren has curated an exhibition, Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views, based upon her 2013 book of the same title on the subject of contemporary American landscape painting. The show runs April 14 – October 9, 2017 at Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.
The exhibition features works by 20th century artists such as Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, and Charles Sheeler as counterpoints to works by 44 contemporary painters such as Alex Katz, April Gornik, Lois Dodd, David Kapp, Johnnie Winona Ross, and Sarah McKenzie. For more about the show, please click here.
To purchase the exhibition catalogue, please click here.
Selected press about the exhibition:
Boston Globe, August 9, 2017, click here.
Open studio with Jared Bowen on WGBH. To watch this episode, click here.
Cape Cod Life’s annual edition devoted to the arts, Cape Cod Art, 2017. Click here.
South Coast Today article by Don Wilkinson, May 4, 2017. Click here.
Lauren curated an exhibition entitled Making Her Mark presented at The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut April 17 – June 5, 2016. The multi-media exhibition featured work by six female, contemporary artists, Claudia DeMonte, Sarah Hinckley, Hayv Kahraman, Toyin Odutola, Francis Ruyter, and Laurie Simmons, ranging from emerging talent to renowned international artists. Such diversity bears witness to their experiences as female artists over the past few decades in an art world often criticized for undervaluing the contributions of deserving women artists. Their professional successes are testament to their talents and are especially compelling at a time of heightened interest in women’s roles in the arts.
These artists each address their personal experiences through their work, yet viewing their work collectively allows the audience to form a broader view of the contemporary social context as the work addresses issues such as feminism, cultural identity, and universalism. The show included a broad range of abstract and representational paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photography.
‘ “Making Her Mark,” a small but stimulating multimedia exhibit that features six diverse women artists, is a remedial step, but it is also a provocative one.” -Tracey O’Shaunessy, Waterbury Republican American
Click here to read The Hartford Courant’s review of the show.