Koopman Exhibitions

Double Feature

January 21, 2014 through February 16, 2014

Double Feature features the 2013/2014 Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chairs in the Visual Arts in Visual Communication Design at the Hartford Art School.

The Koopman Chair recipients were Clif Stoltze, Boston-area designer and founder of the studio Stoltze Design, and Bonnie Siegler, New York-based designer and founder of the studio Eight and a Half.

Photography courtesy of Roger Castonguay of The Defining Photo.

McCarty & Payne

January 22, 2013 through February 24, 2013

McCarty & Payne featured the work of the 2012/2013 Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chairs in illustration, Peter McCarty and C. F. Payne

In addition to the exhibition, there was a public lecture, including both of the artists in the show, held on February 8, 2013 from in the Wilde Auditorium, directly followed by a public reception in the Joseloff Gallery.

Brayman & Butterly was curated by Lisa Gaumond.

Photography courtesy of Roger Castonguay of The Defining Photo.

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Rare Beauty: Contemporary Visions in Book Arts

Rare Beauty: Contemporary Visions in Book Arts, a group exhibition featuring the work of six distinguished printmakers and book artists, in the gallery from January 17 through February 19, 2012.

Rare Beauty showcased the work of the 2011/2012 Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chairs in the printmaking department at the Hartford Art School: Steven Daiber, Pati Scobey, and Barb Tetenbaum, as well as three invited guest artists: Julie Chen, Kathy Kuehn, and Wilber H. Schilling.

The exhibition comprised a diverse sampling of handmade books in all forms, demonstrating the incredible scope of the craft. From traditional, recognizable book forms to interactive boxes, text-wrapped jawbones, embroidered scrolls, and installations; the books in this exhibition stretch all familiar boundaries of what defines a “book”.

A panel discussion followed by a public reception was held on February 9, 2012. The panel included all six artists in the exhibition with moderation by Ruth Rogers, curator of special collections at Wellesley College.

Rare Beauty was curated by Jenni Freidman, Jim Lee, and John Willis, with arrangement and installation by Lisa Gaumond.

Photography courtesy of Heather White of The Defining Photo.

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Rare Beauty Panel Discussion

Held in the Wilde Auditorium on February 9, 2012

celebrating the 2012 Koopman Chair exhibition Rare Beauty: Contemporary Visions in Book Arts. Panelists included Koopman Chair artists Steven Daiber, Pati Scobey, and Barbara Tetenbaum, and their three invited guests, Julie Chen, Kathy Kuehn, and Wilber H. Schilling. Panel moderator: Ruth R. Rogers, curator of special collections, Wellesley College.

Photography courtesy of Heather White of The Defining Photo.

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Brayman & Butterly

November 10, 2010 through December 19, 2010

Brayman & Butterly, an exhibition highlighting the Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chairs in the Visual Arts at the Hartford Art School, explored the extremes of contemporary ceramic processes.

The 2010/2011 Koopman chair recipients were Andy Brayman, Kansas City artist and founder of The Matter Factory, and Kathy Butterly, New York-based artist and sculptor.

Brayman & Butterly was curated by Lisa Gaumond.

Photography courtesy of Roger Castonguay of The Defining Photo.

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The Linked Ring

November 21, 2008 through September 1, 2009

The Linked Ring, an exhibition highlighting the Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chairs in the Visual Arts at the Hartford Art School, explored the development of photographic techniques and processes in tandem with the evolution of aesthetic imagery.

The 2008/2009 Koopman chair recipients were internationally known artists Jerry Spagnoli and Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher, better known as Aziz + Cucher, whose work was presented along with the work of a distinguished group of 20th century photographers including Adam Fuss, Vera Lutter, Loretta Lux, Ray K. Metzker, Abe Morell, Martin Parr, Lucas Samaras, and Miroslav Tichy.

The Linked Ring was curated by Zina Davis.

Photography courtesy of David Stansbury of David Stansbury Photography.

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PostDec

November 7, 2007 through December 23, 2007

PostDec an exhibition highlighting the Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chairs in the Visual Arts at the Hartford Art School, brought together artists from the United States, England, Turkey, Mexico, and Vietnam who shared a passion for color, pattern, and decoration on a monumental scale. They unabashedly blurred conventional boundaries between high and low art, craft, industrial and textile design, and the decorative arts. However, underlying the flamboyance and surface beauty of their work there are stories to be told, exotic places to explore, personal longings, and commentaries on history, politics, and culture.

The 2007/2008 Koopman chair recipient, Joyce Kozloff, was featured alongside artists such as Polly Apfelbaum, Jim Isermann, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Jesse Lambert, Dinh Q. Le, Jean Lowe, Kim MacConnel, Virgil Marti, Suzanne McClelland, Beatriz Milhazes, Renee Petropoulos, Lari Pittman, Eduardo Sarabia, Beverly Semmes, Miriam Schapiro, Yinka Shonabare, Fred Tomaselli, Hanza Turgul, and Robert Zakanitch.

PostDec was curated by Zina Davis.

Photography courtesy of David Stansbury of David Stansbury Photography.

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Symbols, Icons & Indices

April 20, 2006 through June 15, 2006

Symbols, Icons & Indices, an exhibition highlighting the Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chairs in the Visual Arts at the Hartford Art School featured three individuals with a wide range of experiences and opinions who came together to form a compelling and thought-provoking exhibition about Visual Communication Design. Rather than focusing on the more predictable, commercial application of graphic design, this exhibition addressed a shared commitment and vision exploring political, social, and cultural issues and the effect of design on society.

The 2005/2006 Koopman chair recipients were writer Akiko Busch, Canadian designer Robert L. Peters, FGDC, and New York-based designer and founder of Worldstudio Foundation, Mark Randall.

Photography courtesy of David Stansbury of David Stansbury Photography.

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Held in the Wilde Auditorium on February 9, 2012

celebrating the 2012 Koopman Chair exhibition Rare Beauty: Contemporary Visions in Book Arts. Panelists included Koopman Chair artists Steven Daiber, Pati Scobey, and Barbara Tetenbaum, and their three invited guests, Julie Chen, Kathy Kuehn, and Wilber H. Schilling. Panel moderator: Ruth R. Rogers, curator of special collections, Wellesley College.

Photography courtesy of Heather White of The Defining Photo.