Figure and Illusion
Arthur Goldberg, CPS’65, has collected art for more than 30 years. At times, he wondered, “Does collecting act as a substitute for my own lack of artistic ability, or is it a license to enter the universal, infinite, and mysterious world of the artist?”
He has come to realize that, for him, collecting has been about being able to engage with the artist directly, to better understand the work and source of inspiration.
This exhibition showcases three-dimensional work from Arthur’s collection—some figurative and some extending into illusion. The works are whimsical and provocative, yet universal in their appeal.
Section A, B, and C
Fatima Albudoor, Emma O’Leary and Elissa von Walter are graduates of Northeastern University’s joint BFA Studio Art program with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Collectively, their work in print and paper challenges the idea of printmaking and papermaking with monotyping processes, and yielding one’s control of the medium. In their thesis works they touch upon notions of the overlooked and the in between, as well as using the printmaking process, once used for mass production means, to create prints that are essentially a single edition. A Brief Stay not only encompasses the fleeting moments of meaningful contact that arise from methods of printmaking and papermaking, but also refers to the idea that short-lived experiences can have a lasting impact on our lives.
Henni Sundlin: Buldings of Boston
The city of Boston is often noted for its quality and diversity in its architecture. By visually combining such buildings, these images allow the viewer to see our city in a new light. This series is in dedication to those affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings. Like the architecture around us, we are still standing strong.
Sections E and F
Maud Morgan: March 1, 1900 – March 14, 1999
American modern artist, educator, and Boston native Maud Morgan is best known as an abstract expressionist, mentoring the likes of American painter and printmaker Frank Stella and exhibiting alongside other abstract expressionist painters Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollack. Morgan’s paintings can be found at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. These three works, from the late 1960s and early 1970s, are part of Northeastern University’s art collection.
The Watt d’Or award from Switzerland recognizes the best energy projects and innovations that provide a true benefit for society. Since 2007, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy has been honoring outstanding accomplishments and projects by bestowing them with the Watt d’Or (www.wattdor.ch). During the last 8 years, nearly 50 Swiss projects have been recognized with the award, and 25 of these pioneering works will be showcased, for the first time, in a traveling exhibition premiering in Boston and continuing through the US, Switzerland and additional countries.
The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase the individual Watt D’Or award-winning projects, as a means by which to create a dialogue and establish collaborations with key players in academia, and the public and private sector. The hope is that the projects will spark future interactions and forge new bonds.