Claudia Bitran: Titanic, a Deep Emotion
February 10 - March 26, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 5-7 pm Marshall and Winston Gallery
For the past two years, Claudia Bitran, New York-based artist and filmmaker has been remaking James Cameron’s Titanic (1997) with practically no budget. She has already shot three-quarters of the film, using recycled materials from her immediate surroundings, collaborating with 400 artists, actors, and a variety of communities in public spaces in twelve different cities across the United States. Read more.
Image: Claudia Bitran, The Keldysh, 2016, Model for animation,perfume boxes, Styrofoam, paint, corks, sticks, cellophane paper, Courtesy of the Artist.
Consistent Variety: Art of the Silkscreen
February 24-May 14, 2017 Horgan and Graphics Galleries
Consistent Variety explores the diverse world of silkscreen through the Roswell Museum and Art Center's print collection. Visitors will follow the development of this printing process from its connection with the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s, to its central role in Pop Art. From the naturalistic landscapes of Louie Ewing to the abstractions of Red Grooms, come learn about the history and process of this fascinating printing technique while exploring a diverse array of works.
Image: Louie Ewing, Rio Colorado, n.d., color serigraph on paper, 17" x 13". Gift of Carl C. Ewing, 1996.003.0037.
March 17-July 16, 2017 Entry Gallery
For those in the know, the collections of the Roswell Museum and Art Center are renowned for their quality and diversity, but the donors who have shared these works with the community are equally important. In anticipation of RMAC’s 80th anniversary, Collecting Roswell celebrates the major donors who have contributed to the formation of the Museum’s core holdings, and features objects from the art collection, the Robert H. Goddard Collection, and the Aston Collection of the American West. This selection invites visitors to explore the rich collecting history behind some of RMAC’s most celebrated pieces, and consider the ongoing importance of philanthropy to museums as cultural institutions.
Image: Georgia O’Keeffe, Ram’s Skull with Brown Leaves, 1936, oil on linen, 30” x 36. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Winston, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Marshall, and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Winston, 1957.018.0001.