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Museum Of Art Opens Two New Exhibitions

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Two new exhibitions featuring the paintings of noted Maine artist and author Dahlov Ipcar as well as 38 works by 18 members of the Boston Sculptors Gallery will be presented at the Museum of Art beginning Sept. 10, 2011.

“Full Circle: Dahlov Ipcar's Circle Paintings, with a Round of Marguerite and William Zorach” features the artist’s colorful, animal/ecology-related series created during a span of 22 years. “Selected Works from the Boston Sculptors Gallery” includes indoor and outdoor contemporary sculpture showcasing a diversity of styles, subject matter, and media.

A preview reception of both exhibitions takes place on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. Prior to the reception, a dedication of the Museum of Art’s recently acquired public sculpture, “Dance of the Ray” (2002, granite) by New Hampshire sculptor Gary Haven Smith, will take place at the exterior entrance of the Paul Creative Arts Center.

“Dahlov Ipcar's Circle Paintings, with a Round of Marguerite and William Zorach”

Dahlov Ipcar, daughter of William and Marguerite Zorach is an acclaimed painter, sculptor, illustrator and author. This special exhibition features work from her series of colorful, animal/ecology-related paintings, as well as four works by the Zorachs, including a bronze sculpture of Ipcar as a young child, entitled “Child with Cat.”

In a career spanning more than 60 years, the artist has written and illustrated more than 30 children’s and young adult books, beginning with the popular “The Little Fisherman” by Margaret Wise Brown. Ipcar’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Brooklyn Museum, as well as other museums and private collections around the country.

“Dahlov Ipcar's Circle Paintings, with a Round of Marguerite and William Zorach” includes loans from several private collectors, the Currier Museum of Art, Frost Gully Gallery, and the artist.

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Dahlov Ipcar, Wild West Circle, 2010, oil on linen, 35” x 35”
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Dahlov Ipcar, Chinese Calendar, 2005, oil on linen, 34 x 34
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“Selected Works from the Boston Sculptors Gallery” features 38 works of art by 18 members of the landmark cooperative, and includes two public sculptures installed adjacent to the Museum of Art in the Mills courtyard. The gallery, founded in 1992, is one of the few cooperative sculpture galleries in the country, being described as the most inspired venue for three-dimensional contemporary art in the northeast.

The exhibition presents diverse styles, subject matter, and media. The sculpture is free standing and relief; the subject matter is figurative, environmental, political, and whimsical. Materials used include whittled wood, found objects and the ephemera of light and sound.

Artists featured include: B.  Amore, Castleton, Vt.;  Caroline Bagenal, Newburyport, Mass.;  Kim Bernard, North Berwick, Maine;  Benjamin Cariens, Somerville, Mass.; Gillian Christy, Providence, R.I; Murray  Dewart, Brookline, Mass.; Donna Dodson, Jamaica Plain, Mass.; Sally S. Fine, Boston, Mass.; Mags Harries, Cambridge, Mass.;  Sarah Hutt, Boston, Mass.;  Peter  Lipsitt,  Brookline, Mass.; Andy Moerlein, Bow; Julia Shepley,  Brookline, Mass.; Margaret Swan, Melrose, Mass.; Marilu Swett, Jamaica Plain, Mass.; Hannah Verlin, Somerville, Mass.; Ellen Wetmore, Fitchburg, Mass.; and Dan Wills, Marshfield, Mass.         
“Selected Works from the Boston Sculptors Gallery” is curated by Carol Seitchik, in association with the Boston Sculptors Gallery.

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Donna Dodson, Dodson, “Lilac Rhino” 2003, ash, pigment, & paint, 27” x 8” x 9” http://www.unh.edu/art-gallery/images/Editors_Boston_Sculptors/Donna_Dodson_Lilac_Rhino.jpg




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B. Amore, “Rosy Fingered Dawn (after Ulysses), 2010, Streetmade paper, steel, plexi, wood, and acrylic, 18” x 22” x 4.5”, Photo courtesy of Clements-Howcroft
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Caroline Bagenal, “House of Words” 2010, newspaper and book, 13” x 13” x 13”

The Museum of Art is open during the academic year: Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; closed Fridays and university holidays. Guided group tours for schools and other organizations are available with advance reservation by contacting Catherine A. Mazur, education and publicity coordinator, at catherine.mazur@unh.edu or 2-3713.

For more information, contact the Museum of Art at 2-3712, museum.of.art@unh.edu, or visit www.unh.edu/moa.