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Conversation between Artist Torrance York and Art Historian Arianne Faber Kolb, PhD, at Gores Pavilion
October 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Torrance York will talk about her work in conversation with Art Historian and Independent Curator, Arianne Faber Kolb, PhD, on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm at Gores Pavilion in Irwin Park, New Canaan, CT. The discussion will focus on York’s current solo exhibition, Common Ground: Irwin, that includes twelve landscape photographs created in Irwin Park over the past 4 years.
The exhibit will be on display in the Gores Pavilion in Irwin Park until November 3, 2019. A closing reception will be held on Friday, October 18th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. The Gores Pavilion is open Friday-Sunday 11 am – 3 pm, or by appointment. For additional information, please contact the New Canaan Museum and Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-966-1776.
To learn more about the artist’s work visit www.torranceyork.com.
Arianne Faber Kolb, PhD, is an art historian and independent curator. She was the Executive Co-Director of the Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan, CT, a curator in the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Paintings and Drawings Departments, and a researcher in the Paintings Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has curated numerous exhibitions and her published work includes a book on Jan Brueghel the Elder, articles on old master painting, exhibition catalogues of contemporary Cuban art, and two children’s books on New Canaan architecture and history.
Common Ground: Irwin reflects York’s love of Irwin Park. “To me it feels like an outdoor museum with a rotating collection,” she says. “This park is a manageable size to circle completely on each visit so it is very satisfying to track changes in nature from one day to the next. There is a new discovery around each bend in your path.”
The photographs taken over the past four years emphasize the changing palette of the seasons and represent her experience of a specific place. For this reason, she includes the GPS coordinates in the title of each photograph. “I create these compositions from my field of view at these particular points. A shallow depth of field can only be examined through the camera lens.”
York has exhibited locally and nationally. She was awarded a Connecticut Artist Fellowship grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. She has had solo shows at Silvermine Arts Center Galleries, New Canaan, CT; ROOM, Greenwich, CT; New Canaan Library; Dow’s Gallery, Snowmass, CO, among others. As the recipient of the Grand Prize, Images 2013 exhibit at the Fairfield Museum & History Center, she was awarded a one-person show at Southport Galleries, Southport, CT. Recent group shows: American Splendour, Ilon Gallery, Harlem, NY; Rotations: Gallery Highlights, Littlejohn Contemporary, NYC, NY; and Woodstock Squared 2019, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY.
York, a New Canaan resident, is thrilled to be exhibiting in the Pavilion, the mid-century modern building designed by the architect Landis Gores. “The architectural design creates an experience that I often hope to generate in my photographs – a feeling of discovering an opening or light-filled space beyond a foreground obstacle.”
Photo caption: N41º08.949’ W073º30.589’ 10/3/18 365 ft.
(Irwin Cosmos) 23”x 23”.