Sweet On view in the Nuquist Gallery, May 1-July 31 Curator tour on Saturday, July 10 at 1 pm
Sweet, curated by The Front gallery co-founder Glen Coburn-Hutcheson, explores the question: What does it mean for a painting, or any other work of art, to be “sweet”? Is it a good thing? How has our taste changed and stayed constant over the past 125 years since the T.W. Wood Gallery's founding? Sweethas its genesis in the genre paintings of Thomas Waterman Wood—including the newly acquired work, “In the Jelly Jar”—with the speculation that they may be too sweet for some contemporary viewers. Yet a quality of sweetness remains present, if transformed, in the art practice of six contemporary Vermont artists: Lois Eby, PJ Desrochers, Monica DiGiovanni, Deluxe Unlimited, Sam Talbot-Kelly, and Cheryl Betz. The works in Sweet present alternatives, critiques, and new tastes to sample and consider.
Until further notice the gallery is open by appointment only.
Location CENTER FOR ARTS AND LEARNING 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
The T.W. Wood Gallery mission is to preserve our artistic heritage and to bring the best of today's art to Central Vermont.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Bertil Agell, Elliott Bent, Glen Coburn-Hutcheson, John Landy, Therese Mageau, Kyle Martell, Linda Paradee, Phillip Robertson, Tiffany Smith, and Littleton Tyler