Esmé Thompson

April 09, 2011, through May 29, 2011

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Location

Temporary Exhibitions, Friends and Cheatham Galleries

About

Esmé Thompson envelops her creative enterprise in the colors and complexities to be found in the visual “surfaces” of textiles, illuminated manuscripts, and the botanical world. Her art also embraces the work of other painters whom she admires, particularly Renaissance masters and the remarkably unique paintings French artist Edouard Vuillard (1868–1940). This exhibition of twenty-eight paintings and collages, plus a recent work in glazed ceramic, focuses on the last five to six years of her creative practice and demonstrates the full flowering of her interest in design and pattern. It is also a tribute to the artist’s career as a professor in Dartmouth College’s Studio Art Department, where she has worked for the last three decades.

Organized by the Hood Museum of Art and generously supported by Kate and Yaz Krehbiel, Class of 1991, Thayer 1992, and the Bernard R. Siskind 1955 Fund.

Exhibition Curator

Curated by Esme Thompson / Essi Ronkko, Assistant Curator for Special Projects

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Exhibition subject: Modern & Contemporary ArtUnited States & Canada