At the Muscarelle Museum of Art - Women With Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection


February 10 – May 13, 2018

From the press release:

Paintings, drawings, works on paper and sculptures ranging across four centuries, from 1660 to 2017, will be featured in Women with Vision: Masterworks from the Permanent Collection, opening to the public on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The selection presents works by more than thirty women artists including historically important figures such as Marguerite Gérard (1761–1837), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879), Rosa Bonheur (1822–1899), and Mary Cassatt (1844–1926).

Among the numerous highlights is White Flower, a captivating close-up and large still life by Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986). White Flower, which was gifted to the College by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (Mrs. John D. Rockefeller) in 1932, remains the most important modern painting in the Muscarelle permanent collection. O’Keeffe was given the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts in 1938 from the College.

Women with Vision also offers the opportunity to see art by twentieth-century leaders including Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, Miriam Schapiro, Cindy Sherman, and Kiki Smith while featuring works by cutting-edge contemporary artists: Carole A. Feuerman, Kay Jackson, Ana Maria Pacheco, and Tania Brassesco [and her partner Lazlo Passi Norberto] . Notable recent acquisitions include Barbara Holtz’s allegorical painting Prospects, Sue Johnson’s art historical reinterpretations, and Maria Larsson’s innovative digital collage. 

Image: Georgia O'Keeffe, White Flower



Exhibition: Chasing Bugs: Insects as Subject and Metaphor


Lila and Joel Harnett Museum, University of Richmond Museums
August 23 - October 3, 2017

Works by Sue Johnson are included in this exhibition. 

From the exhibition brochure: 
"Calculated for be the largest biomass of terrestrial animals, insects are a pervasive presence in our lives and imaginations. This exhibition explores our abiding fascination with insects in f science, literature, and the arts with images created from the late 1400's to the present.  Featuring more than 100 works (and within those pieces often scores of insects), the exhibition is a wondrous, extended look at more than five centuries of naturalists and artists representing the insect as subject matter and symbol.  Just as entomologists continue to search for their elusive insects, contemporary visual artists continue to chase bugs for intriguing and meaningful metaphors." 



Art Workshop with Sue Johnson


Writing with Pictures: Pictograms, Hieroglyphics, Emoticons and the Rebus
Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums
Friday, September 29, 2017  2-4pm

In conjunction with the exhibition, Chasing Bugs: Insects as Subject and Metaphor

Registration required: Call Heather Campbell, Curator of Museums Programs at 804-287-6324 or email: hcampbel@richmond.edu

Brooklyn Rail, review, (Not So) Still Life at Wave Hill


April 5 - July 4, 2016
Wave Hill, Gyndor Gallery
Bronx, NY

Sue Johnson: Home of Future Things


The University of Memphis
Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art
September 16 - November 11, 2016
Artist Lecture: Thursday, Sept 15, 7pm
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 16, 5-7:30pm

3715 Central Ave (Art and Communication Bldg), Memphis
www.memphis.edu/fogelmangalleries

Gallery Guide download link on Fogelman gallery website
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