In the Gallery
We are fortunate to have a beautiful gallery at our Library featuring a rotating 6 week art exhibition juried and curated by the Art Committee of New Canaan Library. The gallery, the art within, and our dedicated volunteer committee make the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery truly special. This is the ideal place to discover new local artists.
Currently on display
WATER + WORDS and Water by Frances Ashforth
March 30 – May 21, 2017
The New Canaan Library presents “WATER + WORDS and Water” by artist Frances Ashforth on view in the Curtis Gallery from March 30 to May 21, 2017.
Water-or its absence-is the subject of Frances Ashforth’s work. Many of Ashforth’s dynamic and striking monotypes present stunning waterscapes where the water, rendered in heartbreaking simplicity, is clearly the subject. In other landscapes water is implied; it is absent. In all of her work, the spirit of water is present in almost sacred terms. Her limited palette further underscores the power of her work, and contributes a heroic quality to these dramatic landscapes. Somehow stark, lush, and vividly fluid at the same time, she achieves so much in the crisp whites and velvety darks that more color would be superfluous.
Image: Water Study 50, monotype, 30″ x 30″