73rd Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich CT, curated by Patricia Hickson, Curator of Contemporary Art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT.
In selecting the award winners, I chose artists working in different mediums. I placed the greatest emphasis on the conceptual strength and distinct style of the individual artist. I find this particular combination the greatest challenge for artists working today. There are many artists who are excellent technicians. However, the rarer artists mine new territories, present a singular vision, and deliver a surprising experience that capture attention and interest. I had many captivating moments in reviewing the Slater Museums 2017 Connecticut Artists Exhibition. Art makes you look. Great art makes you look again.
Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
WILL HOLUB Nightjar 1 (Installation view at the Slater Memorial Museum)
Acrylic and paper on canvas
18 x 18 inches