Current Exhibitions

Andrzej Maciejewski: Garden of Eden

September 26 through November 29

Garden of Eden features 24 colour still-life photographs, resembling the paintings of old masters, but showing our modern fruits and vegetables from supermarket, with label stickers or wrapped in plastic foil. This is why the titles of images consist of the PLU numbers and names of the countries of origin of the products in the photograph. The project was completed in 2011 and its creation was supported by an Ontario Arts Council grant. The exhibition of Garden of Eden is now on the world tour, visiting simultaneously several venues across Europe and North America.

Paula McHugh: Bound to Have a Little Fun

Paintings Inspired by the Titles of American Folk Music and Songs

October 3 through November 29

A couple waltz beside a crackling campfire under a harvest moon, a medicine show pitchman sporting an Indian war bonnet extols the virtues of his elixir to a crowd of curious townspeople, a son plays a farewell tune for his mother before going off to war, a farmer stands bewildered in front of his dust blown farm, a man and a bear stand together in the forest both playing the fiddle, a deer sprouts a peach tree from the top of its head…

The work of artist Paula McHugh celebrates the rich legacy of traditional American fiddle music and folk songs. A musician herself who plays the “old-time music” with her husband in a duo called The Time Travelers, her oil and watercolor paintings bring out the joy, playfulness, and longing of this enduring art form. The characters, settings, and narratives expressed on her canvases arise from the wellspring of the American psyche and call us back to what is most essential in the human experience.

Lustrous Lines: Contemporary Metalpoint Drawings

November 21 through January 3, 2016

Lustrous Lines: Contemporary Metalpoint Drawings offers a 21st century update to a quietly powerful and shimmering drawing medium that originated in the 8th century AD. Today’s artists, in the USA, the UK and Australia, selected for this show by metalpoint artists and curators Jeannine Cook and Jeffrey Lewis, Professor of Art at Auburn University, AL, demonstrate a vigourous inventiveness in subject matter and technical approach in this exacting, demanding medium. The 43 drawings, principally in silver and gold, form a compelling and unusual body of work that attests to the dedication of these noted artists to this ancient yet very modern medium of metalpoint.

Contemporary artists curated into Lustrous Lines include Karen Ackoff, Dennis Angel, Sylvana Barrett, Eileen Baumeister McIntyre, Aaron Board, Sherry Camhy, Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn, Eddie Chau, Pamela Chesmar, Jeannine Cook, Janet Culbertson, Robyn Ellenbogen, Lori Field, Jon Gernon, Gordon Hanley, Jason Hugger, Michiko Itatani, Kate Kretz, Jeffrey Lewis, Jonathan Mayers, Timothy Mayhew, Tom Mazzullo, Carlton Nell, Jr., Carol A. O’Neill, Carol Prusa, Andrew Rauhauser, Claudia Ravaschiere, Koo Schadler, Ben Schechter, Laura Schechter, Susan Schwalb, Wendy Shalen, Aj Smith, Elizabeth Reed Smith, Joel Spector, Liz Ward, Elizabeth Whiteley, Melinda Whitmore, Marjorie Williams-Smith, and Erika Winstone.

Humboldt Arts Council Permanent Collection Gallery

View changing selections from the HAC Permanent Collection including works by Morris Graves, Romano Gabriel, Melvin Schuler, Bruno Groth and Glenn Berry.