TOMIE & HIS
by Tomie dePaola
and Art That He Has Collected
|click here to launch a slide show of exhibition photographs
Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery
October 30 - December 10, 2003
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk
Thursday, October 30, 2003, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
New London, NH 03257
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
This fascinating and diverse exhibition presents
artworks in a wide range of media, encompassing historical
to contemporary and spanning a variety of cultures, a very
personalized journey into the world of Tomie dePaola.
Notes on the exhibition
friend, and fellow artist, Martha Andrea, who teaches at
Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire (where I
live) said to me, "It's
time for us to have another show of your work." (I've had several shows
at the Mugar Art Gallery of my non-book art.)
I had just been to Pittsburgh to speak for the
Carnegie Library's "Black, White & Read All Over" lecture
series. Amy Kellman, my hostess and friend, took me to the
Andy Warhol Museum. A visit to the museum is in itself an incredible
Warhol was not only a prolific and interesting
artist, but he was an extraordinary collector of "stuff" as
It's only when I saw the variety of his own work
and art and objects that he bought and owned did I get a true
sense of the artist that Andy Warhol was.
That's when I got the idea that my show at Colby-Sawyer
College should be TOMIE & HIS STUFF - because do I have
A LOT OF STUFF!
So, this show will be a combination of paintings,
drawings and book illustrations of my own that are in my personal
collection; maybe some art that others (all friends, of course)
have collected and some new art (if I get the sudden burst
of artistic inspiration that is necessary to create new art),
but also lots of my STUFF!
Art by others, beautiful ceramics, lots of images
of Our Lady of Guadalupe, folk art - lots of folk art. Maybe
even some tables set for breakfast, lunch and dinner (with
my plates, napkins, etc).
I realize that this is not only going to be fun
- the art faculty is coming to my house and studio to help "pick
out" things - but I may even get a whole new look at some
little thing which has sat on a shelf for years that I've noticed,
but I haven't really looked at. I hope some of you will come
and see this show. You'll get to know me better in the same
way I got to know Andy Warhol better!
If you can't see the show, just try to imagine
how much FUN this is going to be!