Lavaughan Jenkins, Thought about you this morning, 2022, oil on panel, 30 1/8 x 22 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches, courtesy of the artist
February 03, 2023

On view

New season at the Addison highlights permanent collection and artist-in-residence
Beverly Hallam, Arabesque, 1966, oil monotype and pastel on rice paper, 24 1/2 x 20 inches, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, museum purchase, in honor of Christopher Cook, 1998.95

Women and Abstraction: 1741–Now

through July 30, 2023

Comprised almost entirely of works from the collection, this exhibition explores how women have deployed the visual language and universal formal concerns of abstraction—color, line, form, shape, contrast, pattern, and texture—to create works of art across a wide variety of media (including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, ceramics, textiles) from the 18th century to the present day.

Lavaughan Jenkins, Morning sunrise, 2022, oil on panel, 30 1/8 x 22 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches, courtesy of the artist

Lavaughan Jenkins: Edward E. Elson Artist-in-Residence

through July 30, 2023

This focused installation provides a glimpse into the impressive body of work that Boston-based artist Lavaughan Jenkins produced during his six months as the Addison’s Edward E. Elson Artist-in-Residence in 2022. Jenkins continuously works and reworks his compositions, creating sculptural paintings that push the boundaries of the medium. These exciting new works build on the artist’s ongoing quest to redefine painting and pay homage to the Black women who have made an impact on him personally as well as the larger world.

Top Image: Lavaughan Jenkins, Thought about you this morning, 2022, oil on panel, 30 1/8 x 22 5/8 x 2 1/2 inches, courtesy of the artist
Alison Elizabeth Taylor, The Sum of It, 2017. Marquetry hybrid: wood veneer, acrylic, and shellac, 72 x 52 inches. Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia. Photo credit: Courtesy Alison Elizabeth Taylor and James Cohan Gallery, NY

Alison Elizabeth Taylor: The Sum of It

February 18–July 30, 2023

Consisting of approximately 40 large-scale single panel works as well as a room-sized installation, this exhibition traces the evolution of the artist’s practice. Known for he daring and inventive fusion of marquetry, the centuries-old art of wood inlay, with gritty and provocative subject matter, Taylor tells tales that are unequivocally modern. The works assembled in the exhibition chronicle her steady mastery of the now nearly forgotten techniques of this rarified medium and reveal her talent as an extraordinary storyteller and chronicler of 21st-century American culture.

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