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Tesla Accelerates Efforts to Sell Cars in Connecticut

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'Shatner's World' Coming to Foxwoods Casino Feb. 6

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One Designer Is Turning Connecticut Road Kill Into Fashion

Pamela Paquin is on a mission to turn the casualties of the open road into high fashion.

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The Rooster Company in Newington has hit a culinary jackpot with a menu firmly focused on poultry.

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Did Henry VIII have CTE, Same Disease as NFL Players?

Did Henry VIII have CTE, Same Disease as NFL Players?

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A Connecticut Woman’s Tragedy Inspires Breakthroughs in Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment at Yale

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Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude at Mystic Seaport

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An award-winning exhibit chronicles the decades spanning quest to determine longitude at sea.

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NEW/NOW: Joe Fig

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Apr 19, 2014 to Jul 20, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

When walking through a museum it is easy to forget that the perfectly hung paintings and well-lit sculptures are products of a long and arduous process. They are the end results of many moments of creative inspiration, but also a myriad of physical and logistical details. It is these details—aspects of an artist’s daily routine—that motivated the artist Joe Fig to embark on a life-long exploration of the working lives of his fellow professional artists. This exhibition, entitled NEW/NOW: JOE FIG, presents a series of sculptures and paintings representing the studios of some of today’s leading contemporary artists, including Petah Coyne, Tara Donovan and Ursula Von Rydingsvard. All of the artists represented are women working in the New York area, and each portrait reflects the intimacies and subtleties of who they are as people and what they do as artists.

Fig visits and interviews each artist in order to fully and accurately document their process. This allows for a rare look into the self-made universe of the artist’s studio. The resulting artworks are both a celebration of the wonders of the creative process and a revelation regarding the rather mundane tasks involved in making art. Fig’s process of documentation and translation gradually evolves into a portrait of the artist and her creative process.

Joe Fig's studio is in Collinsville, Connecticut. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and his sculptures, paintings and photographs can be found in numerous museums, including the Parrish Art Museum, the Norton Museum and the Fogg Art Museum. His acclaimed book Inside the Painter’s Studio explores the day-to-day practicalities of 24 leading contemporary artists and is currently in its sixth printing. He received both his BFA and MFA from the School of Visual Arts and is represented by Tierney Gardarin Gallery in New York.

Museum Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday: noon–5 p.m.

Cost Free for Museum members, $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors, $8 for Students
Location

The New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain , CT
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