Exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based conceptual artist James Welling, inspired by the work of Andrew Wyeth, will be on view at the Brandywine River Museum of Art starting August 8.
Things Beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs presents a selection of 50 photographs from a five-year series centered on the life and work of the painter Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009).
Brandywine will also present Gradients, Welling's site-specific sculpture installation, at nine locations throughout the Brandywine River Museum of Art's 200-acre campus in Chadds Ford
Things Beyond Resemblance: James Welling Photographs
on view August 8 through November 15
Plus Ultra:Moravian Tiles of the New World
During the age of exploration the motto “Plus Ultra” reflected the belief that there was “more beyond” the known realm. The phrase was also used as a personal motto by Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930), the mastermind behind the Moravian Pottery and Tileworks in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Mercer, who founded the Arts and Crafts style pottery in 1898, was a man of great and varied expertise in history, archaeology and craft. First produced in 1912, his epic relief tile cycle of the New World originally consisted of 29 tiles, though he continued to add to the series over the years, expanding it to more than 70 tiles.
Daily, through November 22 - Learn more about the artists on tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, N.C. Wyeth House and Studio, and the Kuerner Farm, all National Historic Landmarks.
Gradients - a series of works that explores the intersection of photography and sculpture, and references and distills the color of the various locales in which they are installed.
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“I realized I had never stopped thinking about Wyeth,” Welling wrote, “he had become a part of how I see.”