BMAC Current Exhibits Nov 22 - Feb 21, 2010
November 22, 2009 - February 21, 2010
Exhibit Descriptions Drawing Itself: A Survey of Contemporary Practice Featuring work by more than 60 artists, this exhibit offers a peek into the amazing variety and scope of contemporary drawing. Hardly restrained to works done in pencil or charcoal, or even to works on paper, Drawing Itself asks the question “What is drawing, exactly?” and posits this answer: Drawing is thinking made visible. Eric Aho: Ice Box In these dramatic new paintings by Eric Aho, one can almost hear the crunch of snow underfoot, the chattering of ice on branches, or the heaving groans of a frozen river. Luminous evocations of deep winter, these paintings also represent a perfect synthesis of abstraction and representation. Back Through Black: Marcy Hermansader With this series of collages inspired by and about darkness, Hermansader creates a cosmos under close scrutiny, giving us much to ponder—darkness as protective but menacing, providing cover but full of dangers. This exhibit is sponsored by Bear Bookshop, with additional support from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Joseph Fichter: Clarion Call Working with the varied characteristics of steel, Fichter imbues his welded metal horses with fluidity, grace, and movement. Clarion Call is the third and final Fichter horse to stand sentry outside BMAC in 2009-2010. Bill Long: Through the View Citing such diverse influences as Hieronymus Bosch, Paul Klee, and Dr. Seuss, Bill Long takes us on a fantastic visual journey through a series of fanciful oil paintings created for his wordless picture book, Through the View.