Elizabeth Enders - This is a Public Beach
Elizabeth Enders - Iris/Peony/Chive II
Lyman Allyn Art Museum announces a new exhibition, Elizabeth Enders: Landscape/Language/Line, opening March 7 and on view through August 23, 2009
Elizabeth Enders was born and raised in New London, Connecticut so it is a special honor for the Museum to mount the first retrospective of this important contemporary American artist. Five decades of Enders’ work will be on view ranging from marine landscapes to large language-based paintings to small, intimate watercolor botanicals.
Elizabeth Enders: Landscape/Language/Line is curated by Charlotta Kotik, Curator Emerita of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Kotik has been praised by the New York Times as “the unofficial but undisputed top talent scout” for artists in New York City. Kotik will present a lecture Elizabeth Enders: The Line Revisited on Thursday, April 2.
Curator Kotik comments on Enders’ work: “Lyrical and meditative, Elizabeth Enders heightens our curiosity to learn more about the world around us, to penetrate deeper into the often-concealed magic of simple everyday experiences. The power of Enders’ artistic persuasion energizes our perception to see the beauty in the simple willow twig as much as in the magnificence of the ocean.”
The exhibition is accompanied by an 80-page exhibition catalogue Elizabeth Enders: Landscape/ Language/Line that features an essay written by Guest Curator Charlotta Kotik, an interview with Elia by Irving Sandler, pre-eminent American Art Historian, and a foreward by Nancy Stula, Director of the Museum. The catalog sells for $18 and is available in the Museum shop.
Part of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s mission is to respond and to appeal to the regional community. In that spirit, the museum has planned an exciting schedule of programs to accompany this exhibition. The programs are designed to engage people of all ages.