Affinities & Variations

  • Feb 11, 2017 – Aug 6, 2017
  • The Gregory D. Ivy Gallery, The Weatherspoon Guild Gallery
Cora Kelley Ward, "Note", 1972, acrylic on canvas, 46 x 31 in.
Weatherspoon Art Museum; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Bocour, 1977.

This exhibition pairs paintings in the museum's collection to show visual affinities in structure, theme, technique, emphasis or palette, as well as distinct variations between the two works. While none of the artists were responding to each other’s work, it is fascinating to see how they tackled similar issues in their own personal way, sometimes decades apart. Visitors will be challenged to look closely at each pairing and consider to what extent the paintings cohere and/or vary.

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