Studies for Past Present: Conversations Across Time
February 22 – May 17, 2015
Past Present establishes a visual dialogue between seven contemporary artists/artist teams and select masterworks in our Samuel H. Kress Collection. Each artist will create an installation that responds to one or more of the Kress paintings, which will be moved from the Museum’s Kress Gallery for this one-of-a-kind exhibition. Media will include paintings, videos, sound art, interior design, sculpture, and installation art. Artist are Creighton Michael, Pinkney Herbert, Gregory Coates, Sanford Wurmfeld, Alison Hall, and the collaborative teams of Jonsara Ruth and Lorella Di Cintio, and Scott Sherk and Pat Badt.
Past Present has been organized by The Third Barn and supported through the generosity of the Audrey & Bernard Berman Fund and the Leon C. & June W. Holt Endowment Fund.
Scott Sherk and Pat Badt are the curators behind The Third Barn and have collaborated on many projects. The Katonah Museum of Art and The Lab Gallery in New York, NY are among the places where they have exhibited together. They have a sound and image piece in the permanent collection of the American Embassy in Riga, Latvia. Individually they both have studio practices and are Professors of Art at Muhlenberg and Cedar Crest colleges, respectively.