Dine, Hockney & Summers prints

Dine, Hockney and Summers: Contemporary Prints from the Paul and Teresa Kanev Collection

Oct. 19, 2012–Jan. 20, 2013

Opening Reception
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, 2-3:30 p.m.

Though its visibility has often been overshadowed by painting, performance and installation art, contemporary printmaking has been the focus of many artists working in the late 20th and 21st centuries. Debuting on October 19, Dine, Hockney and Summers: Contemporary Prints from the Paul and Teresa Kanev Collection aims to give greater attention to achievements in this medium. The exhibition, drawn from the collection of Dr. Paul and Mrs. Teresa Kanev, comprises approximately 20 impressive etchings, lithographs, woodblocks and cardboard reliefs by Jim Dine (b. 1935), David Hockney (b. 1937), and Carol Summers (b. 1925).

More info:
New Britian Museum of American Art

Disperse and Converge - Artspace, Sept. 18-29

"Disperse and Converge" opens Sept. 18-29th, an diverse group of HAS MFA alum return to Hartford for a showing of their newest art works including painting, photography, installation, sculpture and mixed media. Artists will be coming in from Mass., Conn. and N.Y. to join the exhibit. Artspace Hartford, 555 Asylum St. Hartford CT 06105, 860.548.9975. Gallery hours: everyday 1-4 CLOSED 9/25-27, Artists' Reception Sat.Sept. 22, 6-8 pm, and open during Envisionfest Sept. 29, 1-4.

Participating Hartford Art School Alum:

Linda Abadjian
Luis Angulo
Ellen Augarten
Anita Gangi Balkun
Paul Batch
Susan Bradley
Christine Breslin
Daniel Buttrey
Joyce Conlon
Susan Finnegan
Stephanie Lauretano
Kerry St. Laurent
Kevin Van Aeist
Yee-fun Yin

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Real Art Ways

Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.

Ai Weiwei Never Sorry is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

Stephen Brown: Legacy

The exhibition, titled Stephen Brown: Legacy, will take place in the Joseloff Gallery beginning September 4. There will be a gala opening reception on Thursday, September 6 from 5-7pm in the gallery, with a live auction of original Stephen Brown artworks beginning at 7pm. The exhibition will continue through October 14.

See Joseloff Gallery.