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January 2014

Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, Features Works from Four Collections and Diane Landry

The Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, is presenting two exhibits including: Art Among Friends: Four Collections Of American Art on view through Feb. 16, 2014, and Diane Landry: The Cadence of All Things, on view through Jan. 12, 2014.

Art Among Friends brings together artwork drawn entirely from four private North Carolina collections. Spanning one of the most dynamic periods of art in America, these paintings and works on paper (along with one sculpture) were all created between approximately 1880 and 1940. Collectively, they trace the rise and fall of such important artistic movements as Impressionism and Urban Realism, explore activity at important sites in both the United States and Europe, and demonstrate the remarkable talents of some of the country’s finest artists.

“There are many ways to organize such an undertaking: by subject matter (landscape, portraiture, still life); by collector; or even by chronology,” says Jonathan Stuhlman, Guest Curator and Senior Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC. “Yet as I began to think about the works that I had seen as I visited with each of the lenders, it quickly became apparent that the depth and breadth of their holdings made it possible to survey the major developments in American art over a significant span of time. Thus their collections are combined and interwoven, allowing for fascinating juxtapositions and rich conversations to emerge.”

Diane Landry (Canadian, b. 1958) is one of Canada’s foremost installation artists: her work is exhibited throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. The artist employs everyday objects, sound, light and shadow in her evocative constructions. Her inspiration is the rhythms of the world. From Earth’s orbit around the sun providing cycle of seasons, to the planet’s rotation, creating the periodicity of day and night, to the very beat of the human heart, with systolic and diastolic movements of blood, existence is about the cadences of all things. The exhibition includes work created 1992- 2013.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 910/395-5999 or visit (www.cameronartmuseum.com).

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