Shades of Blue

Curated by Michael Gormley and Patricia Watwood


Presented by Equity Gallery
On view at DFN Projects

February 16th - March 12th, 2021
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Artist Talk - Online


Time: Mar 11, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Please join us in an artist talk celebrating the drawing exhibition Shades of Blue at DFN Projects. The talk will be hosted by Peter Trippi and Laurel Peterson (bios below) and include co-curators Michael Gormley and Patricia Watwood, DFN Projects Director Lisa Lebofsky and exhibiting artists Andrew Conklin, Sherrie McGraw, and Melanie Vote. The panel will explore a variety of topics related to representational motives in art, the history and contemporaneity of the color blue and the ascendancy of drawing as a stand-alone studio practice.

Peter Trippi is editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur, the magazine that serves collectors of contemporary and historical realist art. He is also president of Projects in 19th-Century Art, a firm he established to pursue research, writing, and curating opportunities. Based in New York City, Trippi directed the Dahesh Museum of Art and co-curated international touring exhibitions devoted to J.W. Waterhouse (1849–1917) and Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912). His Waterhouse monograph was published by Phaidon Press in 2002 and is still in print. Trippi authored an essay in the catalogue that accompanies the James Tissot exhibition that visited San Francisco and Paris in 2019–20. His current exhibition, Artful Stories: Paintings from Historic New England, was co-curated with Nancy Carlisle and is on view at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts, through October 2021.

Laurel Peterson is an art historian and curator who specializes in British art, with a particular interest in works on paper. She holds a PhD from Yale University and has worked at the British Museum, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Morgan Library & Museum. At the Morgan she served as the organizing curator for John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal. Her exhibition Architecture, Theatre, and Fantasy: Bibiena Drawings from the Jules Fisher Collection, co-curated with John Marciari, opens at the Morgan on May 28.

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